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[hyoo-mil-ee-ey-shuh n or, often, yoo-] /hyuˌmɪl iˈeɪ ʃən or, often, yu-/
an act or instance of humiliating or being humiliated.
the state or feeling of being humiliated; mortification.
Origin of humiliation
1350-1400; Middle English < Late Latin humiliātiōn- (stem of humiliātiō). See humiliate, -ion
Related forms
rehumiliation, noun
self-humiliation, noun
2. degradation, dishonor. See shame. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Oh—it is easy for you—standing there—watching my humiliation—making your terms!

    Tante Anne Douglas Sedgwick
  • There was nothing to do but to take it, to endure the humiliation of her wound.

    The Marriages Henry James
  • At length, in 1016, Ethelred died, and Emma's cup of disappointment and humiliation was now full.

    William the Conqueror Jacob Abbott
  • He seems to diminish in size and to be overwhelmed with humiliation.

  • Do you believe that their thirst for our humiliation, our slavery, is quenched?

    The Hour and the Man Harriet Martineau
Word Origin and History for humiliation

late 14c., from Late Latin humiliationem (nominative humiliatio) "humbling, humiliation," noun of action from past participle stem of humiliare "to humble," from humilis "humble" (see humble).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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