[ hyoo-mil-ee-ey-ting or, often, yoo- ]
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  1. 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; humiliat(e) + -ing2

Other words from humiliating

  • hu·mil·i·at·ing·ly, adverb
  • self-hu·mil·i·at·ing, adjective
  • un·hu·mil·i·at·ing, adjective
  • un·hu·mil·i·at·ing·ly, adverb

Words Nearby humiliating Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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