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hu·mil·i·ate

 (hyo͞o-mĭl′ē-āt′)
tr.v. hu·mil·i·at·ed, hu·mil·i·at·ing, hu·mil·i·ates
To cause (someone) to feel a loss of pride, dignity, or self-respect: humiliated him with a contemptuous refusal.

[Late Latin humiliāre, humiliāt-, to humble, from humilis, humble; see humble.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.humiliating - causing awareness of your shortcomings; "golf is a humbling game"
undignified - lacking dignity

humiliating

adjective embarrassing, shaming, humbling, mortifying, crushing, disgracing, degrading, ignominious, toe-curling (slang), cringe-making (Brit. informal), cringeworthy (Brit. informal) The Conservatives have suffered a humiliating defeat.
Translations
مُذِلّ، مُخْزٍ
ponižující
niîurlægjandi
ponižujoč
aşağılayıcıküçük düşürücü

humiliating

[hjuːˈmɪlɪeɪtɪŋ] ADJhumillante, vergonzoso

humiliating

[hjuːˈmɪlieɪtɪŋ] adj (= crushing) [defeat, experience] → humiliant(e)

humiliating

adj defeat, experiencedemütigend; blow, conditionsbeschämend

humiliating

[hjuːˈmɪlɪˌeɪtɪŋ] adjumiliante

humiliate

(hjuˈmilieit) verb
to make (someone) feel ashamed. He was humiliated to find that his girlfriend could run faster than he could.
huˈmiliating adjective
huˌmiliˈation noun
References in classic literature ?
You know on what I ground my hope, and it is certainly a good foundation, for school must be very humiliating to a girl of Frederica's age.
Never have I been in so humiliating a position in my life, and only my love for Dejah Thoris and the hope which still clung to me that I might again see her kept me from rising to face the goddess of the First Born and go down to my death like a gentleman, facing my foes and with their blood mingling with mine.
Do not think that I humiliate myself by writing thus to you, or that I belong to that class of people who take a satisfaction in humiliating themselves--from pride.
Though he dreaded humiliation more than anything in the world, he hugged himself for two or three days at the thought of the agonising joy of humiliating himself to the Glory of God.
The countess was upset by her friend's sorrow and humiliating poverty, and was therefore out of sorts, a state of mind which with her always found expression in calling her maid "my dear" and speaking to her with exaggerated politeness.
And what is most humiliating of all, to blame for no fault of my own but, so to say, through the laws of nature.
Summary: UAE's Al Wahda suffer humiliating loss at the hands of Lokomotiv Tashkent in the opening Group B fixture of the AFC Champions League
Summary: New Delhi [India], Jan 31 (ANI): The New Zealand Cricket Players Association (NZCPA) has said that the Indian Premier League (IPL) player auction is deeply humiliating for players.
A Chicago businessman had no idea he was humiliating an icon in the community.
However, in a recent video, the actress spilt her heart when she recalled a humiliating situation that unfolded at an airport, en route to a shoot.
THE Prime Minister has dropped plans for a vote on fox hunting, stating there is a clear messsge from the country against it, and she has listened (a humiliating U-turn).
With different scenarios between the father and his son, the common plot is always the father humiliating his son in a funny situation.