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Synonyms for humiliationhyuˌmɪl iˈeɪ ʃən; often yu-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. humiliation(noun)

    state of disgrace or loss of self-respect

    mortification, chagrin, abasement

  2. chagrin, humiliation, mortification(noun)

    strong feelings of embarrassment

    humiliation, sphacelus, gangrene, mortification, chagrin, abasement, necrosis

  3. humiliation, mortification(noun)

    an instance in which you are caused to lose your prestige or self-respect

    "he had to undergo one humiliation after another"

    humiliation, sphacelus, gangrene, mortification, chagrin, abasement, necrosis

  4. humiliation, abasement(noun)

    depriving one of self-esteem

    humiliation, degradation, mortification, chagrin, abasement, abjection


  1. humiliation(noun)

    shaming, embarrassment, humbling, abasement, dishonor, shame

  2. humiliation(noun)

    The act of humiliating or humbling someone; abasement of pride; mortification.

    humbling, shaming, dishonor, abasement, embarrassment, shame

  3. humiliation(noun)

    The state of being humiliated, humbled or reduced to lowliness or submission.

    humbling, shaming, dishonor, embarrassment, abasement, shame

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. humiliation

    Chagrin unites disappointment with some degree of humiliation. A rainy day may bring disappointment; needless failure in some enterprise brings chagrin. Shame involves the consciousness of fault, guilt, or impropriety; chagrin of failure of judgment, or harm to reputation. A consciousness that one has displayed his own ignorance will cause him mortification, however worthy his intent; if there was a design to deceive, the exposure will cover him with shame.

    chagrin, confusion, disappointment, discomposure, dismay, mortification, shame, vexation

    delight, exultation, glory, rejoicing, triumph

    He felt deep chagrin at (because of, on account of) failure.

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. humiliation(n.)

    condescension, resignation, submission

  2. humiliation(n.)

    humility, meekness, humbleness, lowliness, lowness, submissiveness

  3. humiliation(n.)

    abasement, self-abasement, self-denial, mortification

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List of paraphrases:

humiliations, indignity, debasement, indignities, insult, shaming

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