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Synonyms for humiliation
hyuˌmɪl iˈeɪ ʃən; often yu-hu·mil·i·a·tion

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  1. humiliationnoun

    embarrassment, humbling, abasement, dishonor, shame, shaming

  2. humiliationnoun

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

    abasement, shame, embarrassment, dishonor, shaming, humbling

  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. Sepp Blatter:

    You will agree with me these are unprecedented and difficult times for FIFA, the events of yesterday have cast a long shadow over football and over this week's congress. Actions of individuals, if proven, bring shame and humiliation on football and demand action and change from us all.

  2. Letitia James:

    No mother should have to experience the trauma and humiliation we all witnessed in this video.

  3. Lao Tzu:

    Pride attaches undue importance to the superiority of one's status in the eyes of others And shame is fear of humiliation at one's inferior status in the estimation of others. When one sets his heart on being highly esteemed, and achieves such rating, then he is automatically involved in fear of losing his status.

  4. Editor Will Dana:

    In the face of new information, there now appear to be discrepancies in Jackie's account, and we have come to the conclusion that our trust in her was misplaced, we were trying to be sensitive to the unfair shame and humiliation many women feel after a sexual assault and now regret the decision to not contact the alleged assaulters to get their account.

  5. Ehsan Sehgal:

    If you violate the signal of red light, you risk accident and damage; similarly, if you ignore the moral values, you risk various consequences of humiliation and disgrace.

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