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self-abasement

[self-uh-beys-muh nt, self-] /ˈsɛlf əˈbeɪs mənt, ˌsɛlf-/
noun
1.
humiliation of oneself, especially as a result of guilt, shame, or the like.
Origin of self-abasement
1650-1660
First recorded in 1650-60
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