humiliating

[hyoo-mil-ee-ey-ting or, often, yoo-]
adjective
lowering the pride, self-respect, or dignity of a person; mortifying: Such a humiliating defeat was good for his overblown ego.

Origin:
1750–60; humiliate + -ing2

humiliatingly, adverb
self-humiliating, adjective
unhumiliating, adjective
unhumiliatingly, adverb
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humiliate

[hyoo-mil-ee-eyt or, often, yoo-]
verb (used with object), humiliated, humiliating.
to cause (a person) a painful loss of pride, self-respect, or dignity; mortify.

Origin:
1525–35; < Late Latin humiliātus (past participle of humiliāre to humble), equivalent to Latin humili(s) humble + -ātus -ate1

humiliator, noun
humiliatory [hyoo-mil-ee-uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee or, often, yoo-] , humiliative, adjective
rehumiliate, verb (used with object), rehumiliated, rehumiliating.
unhumiliated, adjective


dishonor, disgrace, shame; degrade, abase, debase. See humble.


exalt, honor.
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humiliate (hjuːˈmɪlɪˌeɪt)
 
vb
(tr) to lower or hurt the dignity or pride of
 
[C16: from Late Latin humiliāre, from Latin humilishumble]
 
hu'miliated
 
adj
 
hu'miliating
 
adj
 
hu'miliatingly
 
adv
 
humili'ation
 
n
 
humiliative
 
adj
 
hu'miliator
 
n
 
hu'miliatory
 
adj

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Example sentences
If their probe did fail it would be pretty humiliating for them.
But my body, shivering and contracting in dangerous and humiliating ways, is
  unconvinced.
At one point, a snowman is dragged into a studio and forced to pose with
  kittens-while not violent, it was certainly humiliating.
His one and only audition proved a humiliating failure: he was dismissed as
  wooden and expressionless.
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