[syn: humiliation, abasement]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Humiliation \Hu*mil`i*a"tion\, n. [L. humiliatio: cf. F.
1. The act of humiliating or humbling; abasement of pride;
mortification. --Bp. Hopkins.
2. 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. --Hooker.
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
90 Moby Thesaurus words for "humiliation":
abasement, affront, aspersion, atrocity, awkwardness, belittlement,
breaking, brickbat, burning shame, byword, byword of reproach,
comedown, conquering, contempt, contumely, crushing, cut,
cut direct, debasement, deflation, degradation, depreciation,
derogation, descent, despite, detraction, dirty shame,
disconcertedness, discredit, disgrace, dishonor, disparagement,
disregard, domestication, dump, embarrassment, enormity, flout,
flouting, gentling, gibe, hangdog look, humbled pride, humbling,
ignominy, indignity, injury, insult, jeer, jeering, letdown,
low-down dirty shame, mock, mockery, mortification, obloquy,
offense, outrage, put-down, quelling, rebuff, reduction, reproach,
repulse, scandal, scoff, scurrility, self-abasement,
self-abnegation, self-diminishment, setdown, shame, shamefacedness,
shamefastness, shaming, slight, sneer, sniff, snort, snub, spurn,
spurning, subdual, suppression, taming, taunt, the cold shoulder,
the go-by, treading down, uncomplimentary remark