[hyoo-mil-ee-eyt or, often, yoo-]
- to cause (a person) a painful loss of pride, self-respect, or dignity; mortify.
Origin of humiliate
Synonyms for humiliate
Antonyms for humiliate
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Examples from the Web for humiliator
Historical Examples of humiliator
The Napoleon they worshipped was not the tyrant of France, but the humiliator of kings and of hereditary authority.
- (tr) to lower or hurt the dignity or pride of
Word Origin for humiliate
C16: from Late Latin humiliāre, from Latin humilis humble
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Word Origin and History for humiliator
1530s, perhaps a back-formation from humiliation. Related: Humiliated; humiliating; humiliatingly.
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