- to cause (a person) a painful loss of pride, self-respect, or dignity; mortify.
Origin of humiliate
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Examples from the Web for humiliated
But not until Gregory Peck is humiliated and walks out do we cut high and long to show his exit.
But below the surfaces of many of his films, rude, angry sex simmered; cool, icy blondes were tied up, handcuffed, humiliated.
During their incarceration, they were humiliated and forced to confess on national television.Iran Court Sentences ‘Happy’ Dancers to 6 months and 91 Lashes
September 17, 2014
I watched the pilot before I shot it, just to remind myself where she had been and how humiliated she was.Julianna Margulies's Favorite 'The Good Wife' Scenes
August 11, 2014
South Korea humiliated Italy with great determination and well-deserved good fortune.Why Americans Should Love the World Cup
June 12, 2014
Thus was Turkey humiliated and Russia benefited, having obtained her demands.The Grand Old Man
Richard B. Cook
For the first time in her life she felt daunted, humiliated.Viviette
William J. Locke
Angered at the situation and humiliated by what I had said, I was on the point of leaving at once.City of Endless Night
She had wounded her friend and humiliated herself all for nothing!A Woman Intervenes
It is this that has irritated and humiliated me—in fact, cut me to the quick.A Comedy of Marriage and Other Tales
Guy De Maupassant
- (tr) to lower or hurt the dignity or pride of
Word Origin and History for humiliated
1530s, perhaps a back-formation from humiliation. Related: Humiliated; humiliating; humiliatingly.