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humiliate

[hyoo-mil-ee-eyt or, often, yoo-] /hyuˈmɪl iˌeɪt or, often, yu-/
verb (used with object), humiliated, humiliating.
1.
to cause (a person) a painful loss of pride, self-respect, or dignity; mortify.
Origin of humiliate
1525-1535
1525-35; < Late Latin humiliātus (past participle of humiliāre “to humble”), equivalent to Latin humili(s) humble + -ātus -ate1
Related forms
humiliator, noun
humiliatory
[hyoo-mil-ee-uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee or, often, yoo-] /hyuˈmɪl i əˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i or, often, yu-/ (Show IPA),
humiliative, adjective
rehumiliate, verb (used with object), rehumiliated, rehumiliating.
unhumiliated, adjective
Synonyms
dishonor, disgrace, shame; degrade, abase, debase.
Antonyms
exalt, honor.
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Examples from the Web for humiliated
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  • 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 Milo Hastings
  • She had wounded her friend and humiliated herself all for nothing!

    A Woman Intervenes Robert Barr
  • It is this that has irritated and humiliated me—in fact, cut me to the quick.

British Dictionary definitions for humiliated

humiliate

/hjuːˈmɪlɪˌeɪt/
verb
1.
(transitive) to lower or hurt the dignity or pride of
Derived Forms
humiliated, adjective
humiliating, adjective
humiliatingly, adverb
humiliation, noun
humiliative (hjuːˈmɪljətɪv) adjective
humiliator, noun
humiliatory, adjective
Word Origin
C16: from Late Latin humiliāre, from Latin humilishumble
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Word Origin and History for humiliated

humiliate

v.

1530s, perhaps a back-formation from humiliation. Related: Humiliated; humiliating; humiliatingly.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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