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[hyoo-mil-ee-ey-ting or, often, yoo-] /hyuˈmɪl iˌeɪ tɪŋ or, often, yu-/
lowering the pride, self-respect, or dignity of a person; mortifying:
Such a humiliating defeat was good for his overblown ego.
Origin of humiliating
First recorded in 1750-60; humiliate + -ing2
Related forms
humiliatingly, adverb
self-humiliating, adjective
unhumiliating, adjective
unhumiliatingly, adverb Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • He had failed, and failed often, before that time—failed once humiliatingly and irretrievably, so the ordinary man would say.

    The Young Man and the World Albert J. Beveridge
  • He was humiliatingly at a loss in dealing with this new, essential Sophy.

    Shadows of Flames Amelie Rives
  • I not only occupy the sacred position of your guardian, but am humiliatingly aware of my supreme lack of attraction.

    The Mountebank William J. Locke
  • And this is more especially and humiliatingly true of pine forest.

  • I have never beheld anything that so closely and humiliatingly resembled the battle on the cambric square under the big sweeting.

    When Grandmamma Was New Marion Harland
  • The picture as a picture had been humiliatingly absent from the Senator's arguments.

    Roads of Destiny O. Henry
  • The King showed himself humiliatingly indifferent to his counsels, and humiliatingly generous towards his necessities.

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