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[mass noun] The action of humiliating someone or the state of being humiliated:‘they suffered the humiliation of losing in the opening round’‘he fought back tears of humiliation’[count noun] ‘the conference decision was a humiliation for the union's executive’
embarrassment, mortification, shame, indignity, ignominy, disgrace, dishonour, discomfiture, degradation, discredit, obloquy, opprobrium, loss of pride, loss of faceaffront, insult, rebuff, snub, put-down, blow to one's pride, slap in the face, smack in the face, kick in the teethbrush-offdisesteem, reprobation, vitiationView synonyms
- ‘He said she had brought shame and humiliation on herself and had besmirched her good name.’
- ‘Anything less than three years would seem a disappointment, and to go now would be a humiliation.’
- ‘Now it seems Scotland is determined not to endure such humiliation again.’
- ‘That was only one of the humiliations he had to endure.’
- ‘The ones who were subjected to insults and humiliations hung their heads down in shame.’
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