humiliating
adjective Date: 1757 extremely destructive to one's self-respect or dignity ; humbling • humiliatingly adverb

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  • humiliating — adj. causing humiliation. [Narrower terms: {undignified (vs. dignified)}] Syn: demeaning, humbling, mortifying. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • humiliating — index disgraceful, libelous Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • humiliating — adj. 1) humiliating to + inf. (it is humiliating to take orders from him) 2) humiliating that + clause (it s humiliating that we may not make our own decisions) * * * [hjuː mɪlɪeɪtɪŋ] humiliating to + inf. (it is humiliating to take orders from… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • humiliating — adj. VERBS ▪ be ▪ find sth ADVERB ▪ deeply, very ▪ totally, utterly …   Collocations dictionary

  • humiliating — [[t]hjuːmɪ̱lieɪtɪŋ[/t]] ADJ GRADED If something is humiliating, it embarrasses you and makes you feel ashamed and stupid. The Conservatives have suffered a humiliating defeat... It was so humiliating, a terrible blow to my self esteem. Syn:… …   English dictionary

  • Humiliating — Humiliate Hu*mil i*ate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Humiliated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Humiliating}.] [L. humiliatus, p. p. of humiliare. See {Humble}.] To reduce to a lower position in one s own eyes, or in the eyes of others; to cause a loss of pride or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • humiliating — humiliatingly, adv. /hyooh mil ee ay ting/ or, often, /yooh /, adj. lowering the pride, self respect, or dignity of a person; mortifying: Such a humiliating defeat was good for his overblown ego. [1750 60; HUMILIATE + ING2] * * * …   Universalium

  • humiliating — hu|mil|i|at|ing [hju:ˈmılieıtıŋ] adj making you feel ashamed, embarrassed, and angry because you have been made to look weak or stupid = ↑embarrassing ▪ a humiliating defeat >humiliatingly adv …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • humiliating — hu|mil|i|at|ing [ hju mıli,eıtıŋ ] adjective making you feel very embarrassed and ashamed: a humiliating mistake …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • humiliating — adjective making you feel ashamed, embarrassed, and angry because you have been made to look weak or stupid: a humiliating defeat …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • humiliating — UK [hjuːˈmɪlɪˌeɪtɪŋ] / US [hjuˈmɪlɪˌeɪtɪŋ] adjective making you feel very embarrassed and ashamed a humiliating mistake …   English dictionary

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