humiliation

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n humiliation depriving one of self-esteem
    • n humiliation an instance in which you are caused to lose your prestige or self-respect "he had to undergo one humiliation after another"
    • n humiliation strong feelings of embarrassment
    • n humiliation state of disgrace or loss of self-respect
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Humiliation The act of humiliating or humbling; abasement of pride; mortification.
    • Humiliation The state of being humiliated, humbled, or reduced to lowliness or submission. "The former was a humiliation of Deity; the latter a humiliation of manhood."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n humiliation The act of humiliating or humbling, or the state of being humiliated; abasement; mortification.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Humiliation the act of humiliating: abasement: mortification
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Quotations

  • Antoine De Saint-Exupery
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    “Charity never humiliated him who profited from it, nor ever bound him by the chains of gratitude, since it was not to him but to God that the gift was made.”
  • Gilbert K. Chesterton
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    “With any recovery from morbidity there must go a certain healthy humiliation.”
  • Source Unknown
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    “It is a pleasure to give advice, humiliating to need it, normal to ignore it.”
  • Oscar Wilde
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    “The brotherhood of man is not a mere poet's dream: it is a most depressing and humiliating reality.”
  • Gustave Flaubert
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    “Nothing is more humiliating than to see idiots succeed in enterprises we have failed in.”
  • Suzanne Moarny
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    “In our extreme youth, in our most humiliating sorrow, we think we are alone. When we are older we find that others have suffered too.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. humiliatio,: cf. F. humiliation,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. humiliāre, -ātum.

Usage

In literature:

He calls her a fool; and seems to take a pride in humiliating her before company.
"The Newcomes" by William Makepeace Thackeray
Harley was bound to save her from all chance of such humiliation.
"My Novel, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
But this made the least cause of the profound humiliation which bowed down her spirit.
"The Last Of The Barons, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
She even stooped to some humiliation in this extremity.
"The Possessed" by Fyodor Dostoevsky
The exhibition of their selfishness and humiliation alike amused her, as did Castlewood's act of revolt.
"The Virginians" by William Makepeace Thackeray
It was really most unfortunate that Ronder should have witnessed his humiliation.
"The Cathedral" by Sir Hugh Walpole
I don't go out more than I can help, and when I do go I get humiliated and feel foolish.
"The Christian A Story" by Hall Caine
She admits with soreness and humiliation unspeakable that she has done him wrong.
"Robert Elsmere" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
There's only one way to end such humiliations.
"The Road to Damascus" by August Strindberg
The Saviour's life includes two states; namely, His Humiliation and His Exaltation.
"An Explanation of Luther's Small Catechism" by Joseph Stump
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In poetry:

Till, discouraged and desponding,
Sat he now in shadows deep,
And the day's humiliation
Found oblivion in sleep.
"By The Fireside : Gaspar Becerra" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Though in Humiliation's vale
Awhile their souls may mourn and sigh,
Soon their enraptured eyes shall hail,
From Joy's sure mount, the scenes which lie
"Life's Pilgrimage" by Alfred Gibbs Campbell
So with humiliation I
Think of my basic origin;
And yet with some relief I sigh,—
I might have been conceived in sin;
Instead of being, I believe,
The offspring of a nuptial eve.
"Procreation" by Robert W Service
"Too greatly have we suffered, angels and men,
In this endless war between the Worst and the Best,
Humiliated, unhappy have we been
In darkling flights by the simplest vows addressed.
"Crimen Amoris" by Clark Ashton Smith
Never could spot be suited less
To bear memorials of distress;
None, cries the sage, more fit is found,
They strike at once a double wound;
Humiliation bids you sigh,
And think of immortality.
"The Banks Of Wye - Book I" by Robert Bloomfield
Grief is fatiguing. He is out of it,
the whole humiliating Human round,
out of this & that.
He made a-many hearts go pit-a-pat
who now need never mind his nostril-hair
nor a critical error laid bare.
"Dream Song 121: Grief is fatiguing. He is out of it" by John Berryman

In news:

Woman ' humiliated ' for breastfeeding.
Huskies humiliated at Stanford, lose 65-21.
It's been a bit longer, though, since the Terrapins felt so completely humiliated at home.
Raid on bin Laden ' humiliated ' Pakistan, Gates says.
Chievo Verona has fired Domenico Di Carlo two days after a humiliating 4-1 loss to Palermo, and hired Eugenio Corini as its new manager.
Georgia Tech must recover from two straight home losses, including a humiliating 49-28 loss to Middle Tennessee State.
Olympics security failure is ' humiliating shambles,' boss concedes.
(Because national prestige is involved politicians often feel obliged to chip as well – surely the greatest humiliation of them all.).
'Octomom': Government aid humiliating .
The Trouble With Humiliating Teachers.
It is nevertheless seeking to put a positive spin on its humiliation by claiming a victory (of sorts) in blocking Mr Ping from serving a second term.
Even a little star power couldn't help Kris Humphries Tuesday night as his team The New Jersey Nets suffered a humiliating defeat at the hands of the Atlanta Hawks.
He humiliated Hitler and then was repeatedly humiliated in his own country.
If you're looking for outrage from fellow NFL players because Chad Johnson was humiliated on HBO, you might have to look hard.
Lowly Bradford humiliates Arsenal.
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In science:

Caretakers suffer humiliation in the society for having a PWD as their child.
Mathematical Analysis of the Problems faced by the People With Disabilities (PWDs)
PWDs are unaware of government special assistance to them and the node R3 of the range space viz., caretakers suffer humiliation in the society for having a PWD as their child give the same hidden pattern.
Mathematical Analysis of the Problems faced by the People With Disabilities (PWDs)
He never looks in a history for anything but the stupidities that he knows already, If you try to instruct him you only humiliate him and make him angry.
Algebra versus analysis in statistical mechanics and quantum field theory
Steward graduate students were so humiliated so as not to ever return to the game of volleyball.
Superiority of the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory (LPL) over Steward Observatory (SO) at the University of Arizona
In addition, the above facts are buttressed by the extreme and total humiliation that Astronomy Department graduate students suffered at the hands of the Planetary Science grads on April 1, 2001 (Bieging, private communication).
Superiority of the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory (LPL) over Steward Observatory (SO) at the University of Arizona
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