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The belittling or humiliation of oneself.‘he began to apologize with copious tears and self-abasement’
compliance, submissiveness, yielding, malleability, acquiescence, tractability, tractableness, manageability, unassertiveness, non-resistance, passivity, obedience, biddability, dutifulness, duteousness, docility, meekness, tameness, patience, resignation, humility, self-effacement, deference, subservience, servility, subjection, obsequiousness, obeisanceView synonyms
- ‘By exacerbating the contradiction between self-determination and self-abasement, the way was cleared for an epochal resolution.’
- ‘From clinical examinations, most NE children suffer from mental problems such as depression, self-abasement and difficulties in dealing with personal relations.’
- ‘Is she bowed down before God in prostration of need, in conscious dejection of unworthiness, in passionate self-abasement and desire for that renewal which comes through renunciation?’
- ‘The result was a lengthy and noisy competition in self-abasement and mutual re-assurance.’
- ‘A few selections purely for the purposes of self-abasement follow.’
- ‘Their regiment was then disbanded in disgrace - a uniquely Canadian act of self-abasement for which, naturally, the Canadians received no international credit.’
- ‘Voluntary self-abasement is also a trait of a showman’
- ‘It involves, onstage or off, complete self-abasement and (again whether in life or on stage) is very painful.’
- ‘Each character, from the children to the elders, responds to Grace's self-abasement by enacting the expected role of brute in their own particular way.’
- ‘What's conservative about demanding people submit to public self-abasement?’
- ‘I realized that this self-abasement or internalized moralistic rebuke was what I had been writing about from the very beginning.’
- ‘Sam would be kept away from pop music and television but would study the viola as a salutary form of self-abasement.’
- ‘These are matters which have, to be sure, the appearance of wisdom in self-made religion and self-abasement and severe treatment of the body, but are of no value against fleshly indulgence.’
- ‘They incorrectly insist on self-abasement, worship of angels, and the centrality of visions.’
- ‘The self-abasement, you'll have noticed, is rhetorical.’
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