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humiliating

[ hyoo-mil-ee-ey-ting or, often, yoo- ]
/ hyuˈmɪl iˌeɪ tɪŋ or, often, yu- /
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adjective
lowering the pride, self-respect, or dignity of a person; mortifying: Such a humiliating defeat was good for his overblown ego.
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Origin of humiliating

First recorded in 1750–60; humiliate + -ing2

OTHER WORDS FROM humiliating

hu·mil·i·at·ing·ly, adverbself-hu·mil·i·at·ing, adjectiveun·hu·mil·i·at·ing, adjectiveun·hu·mil·i·at·ing·ly, adverb

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