Abasement A*base"ment ([.a]*b[=a]s"ment), n. [Cf. F. abaissement.] The act of abasing, humbling, or bringing low; the state of being abased or humbled; humiliation. [1913 Webster]

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  • abasement — n. 1. Depression, detrusion, reduction, lowering, fall, deterioration, degradation, debasement, degeneracy, degeneration, vitiation, perversion, depravation. 2. Abjectness, abjection, vileness, baseness, contemptibleness, despicableness, ignominy …   New dictionary of synonyms

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  • abasement — abase ► VERB (abase oneself) ▪ behave in a way that lessens others respect for one. DERIVATIVES abasement noun. ORIGIN Old French abaissier to lower …   English terms dictionary

  • abasement — noun 1. a low or downcast state (Freq. 1) each confession brought her into an attitude of abasement H.L.Menchken • Syn: ↑degradation, ↑abjection • Derivationally related forms: ↑degrade (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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