Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The act of humiliating; degradation.
  • n. The state of being humiliated or disgraced; shame.
  • n. A humiliating condition or circumstance.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The act of humiliating or humbling someone; abasement of pride; mortification.
  • n. The state of being humiliated, humbled or reduced to lowliness or submission.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of humiliating or humbling; abasement of pride; mortification.
  • n. The state of being humiliated, humbled, or reduced to lowliness or submission.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of humiliating or humbling, or the state of being humiliated; abasement; mortification.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. depriving one of self-esteem
  • n. state of disgrace or loss of self-respect
  • n. strong feelings of embarrassment
  • n. an instance in which you are caused to lose your prestige or self-respect

Etymologies

From Late Latin humiliatio, from humiliare ("to humiliate"); see humiliate. (Wiktionary)

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