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Making someone feel ashamed and foolish by injuring their dignity and pride:‘a humiliating defeat’
- ‘Soon they were joined by many soldiers who judged the agreement humiliating.’
- ‘The Opium War, also called the Anglo-Chinese War, was the most humiliating defeat China ever suffered.’
- ‘Nye described her experience that day as humiliating.’
- ‘I knew I blacked out a lot and I did humiliating things.’
- ‘He could only wait for the humiliating laughter to die away.’
- ‘He was trapped, there was no way the commitments could be reduced without humiliating admissions of defeat.’
- ‘Sexual harassment is quite common in schools and can be humiliating and frightening.’
- ‘I personally think the practice is insulting and humiliating, especially in a business setting.’
- ‘It would have been humiliating to say that to an educated individual.’
- ‘After a humiliating job interview and a nearly lethal trip to the welfare office, Dude goes to see his Uncle Dave.’
- ‘He wants to break our will so that we will accept his humiliating conditions.’
- ‘And when the only fate awaiting them is torture, death becomes the other less humiliating option.’
- ‘But for me it is humiliating to surrender to this pessimism.’
- ‘The grocery shopping was the most humiliating part of the trip.’
- ‘All this is represented by his humiliating situation of wearing a dress.’
- ‘Time for a huge pot of coffee, loads of toast; time for another humiliating picture from my radio days.’
- ‘My wife had to wash me like a child, which felt degrading and humiliating.’
- ‘Later she overheard her supervisor bragging about this humiliating order to others.’
- ‘It was a swift response to a disappointing, perhaps humiliating, day for the brothers.’
- ‘That first Chechen war ended in humiliating defeat for the Russian forces in 1996.’
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