[ hyoo-mil-ee-ey-shuhn or, often, yoo- ]
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  1. an act or instance of humiliating or being humiliated.

  2. the state or feeling of being humiliated; mortification.

Origin of humiliation

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

synonym study For humiliation

2. See shame.

Other words for humiliation

Other words from humiliation

  • re·hu·mil·i·a·tion, noun
  • self-hu·mil·i·a·tion, noun

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

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