[ hyoo-mil-ee-ey-shuhn 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.

Nearby words

  1. humification,
  2. humified,
  3. humify,
  4. humiliate,
  5. humiliating,
  6. humiliatory,
  7. humilis,
  8. humility,
  9. humint,
  10. humism

Origin of humiliation

1350–1400; Middle English < Late Latin humiliātiōn- (stem of humiliātiō). See humiliate, -ion

Related formsre·hu·mil·i·a·tion, nounself-hu·mil·i·a·tion, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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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