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Definitions for humiliation
hyuˌmɪl iˈeɪ ʃən; often yu-hu·mil·i·a·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. humiliation(noun)

    state of disgrace or loss of self-respect

  2. chagrin, humiliation, mortification(noun)

    strong feelings of embarrassment

  3. humiliation, mortification(noun)

    an instance in which you are caused to lose your prestige or self-respect

    "he had to undergo one humiliation after another"

  4. humiliation, abasement(noun)

    depriving one of self-esteem


  1. humiliation(Noun)

    The act of humiliating or humbling someone; abasement of pride; mortification.

    Etymology: From humiliatio, from humiliare; see humiliate.

  2. humiliation(Noun)

    The state of being humiliated, humbled or reduced to lowliness or submission.

    Etymology: From humiliatio, from humiliare; see humiliate.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Humiliation(noun)

    the act of humiliating or humbling; abasement of pride; mortification

    Etymology: [L. humiliatio: cf. F. humiliation.]

  2. Humiliation(noun)

    the state of being humiliated, humbled, or reduced to lowliness or submission

    Etymology: [L. humiliatio: cf. F. humiliation.]


  1. Humiliation

    Humiliation is the abasement of pride, which creates mortification or leads to a state of being humbled or reduced to lowliness or submission. It is an emotion felt by a person whose social status has just decreased. It can be brought about through intimidation, physical or mental mistreatment or trickery, or by embarrassment if a person is revealed to have committed a socially or legally unacceptable act. Whereas humility can be sought alone as a means to de-emphasise the ego, humiliation must involve other person, though not necessarily directly or willingly. Acting to humiliate yourself may be linked to a personal belief, or it can be part of erotic humiliation where the belittling activity provides emotional and/or sexual arousal or heightened sensation. Humiliation is currently an active research topic, and is now seen as an important - and complex - core dynamic in human relationships, having implications at intrapersonal, interpersonal, institutional and international levels.

How to pronounce humiliation?

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How to say humiliation in sign language?

  1. humiliation


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of humiliation in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of humiliation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of humiliation in a Sentence

  1. Matt Dillon:

    I almost didn't do the film because of that, it wasn't so much the graphic nature of it. For me, the most troubling thing about it was the humiliation, the cruelty, but ... with Lars you have to take the good with the bad.

  2. Anand Bhala:

    Private corporation is like a slaughter house where the humanity is butchered every day and night in the form of humiliation and atrocity on employees. The more the organization is exposed, the more it increases harassment.

  3. Ehsan Sehgal:

    As a criminal law; a thief bears a penalty for its crime; conversely, a literary thief enjoys the profitability of plagiarism-crime as self-exception from its moral-corruption, and humiliation of inner voice and conscience.

  4. Anuj Somany:

    Writing own emotion is good for relieving tension, but expecting others to do appreciation for those feelings is going to increase only own frustration and often even invites humiliation.

  5. Anuj Somany:

    The comedy stems out of the tragedy only ; a person who has not seen the humiliation, harassment and pain in life can’t be truly a good comedian.

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