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Synonyms for humiliation
hyuˌmɪl iˈeɪ ʃən; often yu-

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  1. humiliationnoun

    shaming, embarrassment, humbling, abasement, dishonor, shame

  2. humiliationnoun

    The act of humiliating or humbling someone; abasement of pride; mortification.

    humbling, shaming, dishonor, abasement, embarrassment, shame

  3. humiliationnoun

    The state of being humiliated, humbled or reduced to lowliness or submission.

    humbling, shaming, dishonor, embarrassment, abasement, shame

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. humiliation

    Chagrin unites disappointment with some degree of humiliation. A rainy day may bring disappointment; needless failure in some enterprise brings chagrin. Shame involves the consciousness of fault, guilt, or impropriety; chagrin of failure of judgment, or harm to reputation. A consciousness that one has displayed his own ignorance will cause him mortification, however worthy his intent; if there was a design to deceive, the exposure will cover him with shame.

    chagrin, confusion, disappointment, discomposure, dismay, mortification, shame, vexation

    delight, exultation, glory, rejoicing, triumph

    He felt deep chagrin at (because of, on account of) failure.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. humiliationnoun

    state of disgrace or loss of self-respect

    mortification, chagrin, abasement

  2. chagrin, humiliation, mortificationnoun

    strong feelings of embarrassment

    sphacelus, gangrene, mortification, chagrin, abasement, necrosis

  3. humiliation, mortificationnoun

    an instance in which you are caused to lose your prestige or self-respect

    "he had to undergo one humiliation after another"

    sphacelus, gangrene, mortification, chagrin, abasement, necrosis

  4. humiliation, abasementnoun

    depriving one of self-esteem

    degradation, mortification, chagrin, abasement, abjection

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. humiliationnoun

    condescension, resignation, submission

  2. humiliationnoun

    humility, meekness, humbleness, lowliness, lowness, submissiveness

  3. humiliationnoun

    abasement, self-abasement, self-denial, mortification

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. humiliationnoun

    abasement, mortification, degradation, ignominy, humbleness, meekness

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "humiliation":

    humiliations, indignity, debasement, indignities, insult, shaming

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How to use humiliation in a sentence?

  1. Sandra Tsiligeridu:

    These are the things that the politicians have given us : fear, stress, humiliation, frustration and anger, and that's why I believe this act had such an impact, i believe that anyone would have done the same, if they wanted to call themselves humans.

  2. Taylor Swift Besties:

    It's kind of a sad way I got there though, being shamed into it, what else is it when you have two boyfriends in one year and everyone's calling you boy crazy, making jokes about you at awards shows? That's public humiliation. And I don't think its fair.

  3. Probaerb:

    Longer the time duration of the job interview process and its rounds, higher the humiliation of the job aspirants by the organization and bigger the intention of selection of the foolish candidates for the vacant position.

  4. Paul Valéry:

    Latent in every man is a venom of amazing bitterness, a black resentment; something that curses and loathes life, a feeling of being trapped, of having trusted and been fooled, of being the helpless prey of impotent rage, blind surrender, the victim of a savage, ruthless power that gives and takes away, enlists a man, and crowning injury inflicts upon him the humiliation of feeling sorry for himself.

  5. Corazn Cojuangco Aquino:

    All the world wondered as they witnessed ... a people lift themselves from humiliation to the greatest pride.

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