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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Humiliation \Hu*mil'i*a"tion\, noun [L. humiliatio: cf. F. humiliation.]

1. The act of humiliating or humbling; abasement of pride; mortification. --Bp. Hopkins.

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

The former was a humiliation of Deity; the latter a humiliation of manhood. --Hooker.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

humiliation

noun

1: state of disgrace or loss of self-respect

2: strong feelings of embarrassment [syn: {chagrin}, {humiliation}, {mortification}]

3: an instance in which you are caused to lose your prestige or self-respect; "he had to undergo one humiliation after another" [syn: {humiliation}, {mortification}]

4: depriving one of self-esteem [syn: {humiliation}, {abasement}]


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