follow Dictionary.com

Is it awhile or a while? Find out

humiliation

[hyoo-mil-ee-ey-shuh n or, often, yoo-] /hyuˌmɪl iˈeɪ ʃən or, often, yu-/
noun
1.
an act or instance of humiliating or being humiliated.
2.
the state or feeling of being humiliated; mortification.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English < Late Latin humiliātiōn- (stem of humiliātiō). See humiliate, -ion
Related forms
rehumiliation, noun
self-humiliation, noun
Synonyms
2. degradation, dishonor. See shame.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for re humiliation

humiliation

n.

late 14c., from Late Latin humiliationem (nominative humiliatio) "humbling, humiliation," noun of action from past participle stem of humiliare "to humble," from humilis "humble" (see humble).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for humiliation

Many English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for re

2
2
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for re humiliation