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Definition of "humiliation" []

  • The act of humiliating; degradation. (noun)
  • The state of being humiliated or disgraced; shame. (noun)
  • A humiliating condition or circumstance. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "humiliation" in a sentence
  • "_humiliation_, -- a humiliation that would cut him to the very heart!"
  • "In addition to the term humiliation, the author also noted that "Pilatus 'fall from the top of the pop world was steeper than any that had ever occurred before.""
  • "From Jackie Kennedy to Hillary Clinton to Silda Spitzer, the woman who embodied the word "humiliation" standing by her husband, former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer, as he confessed his involvement with a prostitution ring."