humiliation

[hyoo-mil-ee-ey-shuhn or, often, yoo-]
noun
1.
an act or instance of humiliating or being humiliated.
2.
the state or feeling of being humiliated; mortification.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English < Late Latin humiliātiōn- (stem of humiliātiō). See humiliate, -ion

rehumiliation, noun
self-humiliation, noun


2. degradation, dishonor. See shame.
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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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Word Origin & History

humiliation
late 14c., from O.Fr. humiliation, from L.L. humiliationem (nom. humiliatio) "humbling, humiliation," from L. humiliare "to humble," from humilis "humble." Humiliate is c.1533, a back-formation of this.
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Example sentences
For a popular president, it was an unprecedented humiliation.
Surely any real smoker would happily put up with such humiliation in order to
  get their fix.
Hazing depends on inspiring fear and humiliation by making people do dangerous,
  physically intrusive things against their will.
The ruling saves the general from the humiliation of having his fingerprints
  and police mugshot taken.
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