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Definition of "self-abasement" []

  • Degradation or humiliation of oneself, especially because of feelings of guilt or inferiority. (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 "self-abasement" in a sentence
  • "Europe's self-abasement comes just weeks after the last round of Eurozone crisis mismanagement."
  • "If Gervais has the biggest head in comedy, Merchant now establishes himself as the king of self-abasement."
  • "Or inspire some awful comparison bug that would cause us all to sink into a miserable heap of self-abasement?"