One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
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 faceView synonyms
- ‘The ones who were subjected to insults and humiliations hung their heads down in shame.’
- ‘Now it seems Scotland is determined not to endure such humiliation again.’
- ‘Anything less than three years would seem a disappointment, and to go now would be a humiliation.’
- ‘He said she had brought shame and humiliation on herself and had besmirched her good name.’
- ‘That was only one of the humiliations he had to endure.’
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