I verb abase, abash, affront, befool, bespatter, blackball, blacken, brand, bring shame upon, cast a slur upon, cast down, contemn, cow, crush, debase, defame, deflate, degrade, demean, demote, depreciate, deride, derogate, discredit, disgrace, dishonor, disparage, disrank, disrate, downgrade, embarrass, expose to infamy, fill with shame, give offense to, hold in derision, hold in disrespect, humble, incur blame, insult, laugh at, lower, make a fool of, make lowly, malign, misprize, mock, mortify, offend, put down, put out of countenance, put to shame, reduce to the ranks, render humble, ridicule, scoff, scorn, shame, show disrespect, slight, sneer, snub, spurn, stain, stigmatize, sully, taint, tarnish, treat with disrespect, treat with indignity, undervalue, vanquish, vilify associated concepts: mental anguish II index browbeat, debase, demean (make lower), denigrate, disgrace, disparage, smear

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  • humiliate — [hyo͞o mil′ē āt΄, yo͞omil′ē āt΄] vt. humiliated, humiliating [< LL humiliatus, pp. of humiliare, to humiliate < L humilis, HUMBLE] to hurt the pride or dignity of by causing to be or seem foolish or contemptible; mortify SYN. ASHAMED,… …   English World dictionary

  • 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 dignity; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • humiliate — 1530s, perhaps a back formation from HUMILIATION (Cf. humiliation). Related: Humiliated; humiliating; humiliatingly …   Etymology dictionary

  • humiliate — humble, degrade, debase, demean, *abase Analogous words: mortify, chagrin (see corresponding adjectives at ASHAMED): confound, bewilder, nonplus (see PUZZLE): *embarrass, discomfit, abash, disconcert, faze, rattle …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • humiliate — [v] embarrass, put down abase, abash, base, bemean, blister, break, bring down*, bring low*, cast down, chagrin, chasten, confound, confuse, conquer, crush*, cut down to size*, debase, degrade, demean, denigrate, deny, depress, discomfit,… …   New thesaurus

  • humiliate — ► VERB ▪ injure the dignity and self respect of. DERIVATIVES humiliating adjective humiliation noun humiliator noun. ORIGIN Latin humiliare make humble …   English terms dictionary

  • humiliate — 01. Trying to sing karaoke in front of my classmates was a [humiliating] experience. 02. The little boy hid under the teacher s desk in [humiliation] after wetting his pants in class. 03. The home team was [humiliated] by their opponents 15 3. 04 …   Grammatical examples in English

  • humiliate — UK [hjuːˈmɪlɪeɪt] / US [hjuˈmɪlɪˌeɪt] verb [transitive] Word forms humiliate : present tense I/you/we/they humiliate he/she/it humiliates present participle humiliating past tense humiliated past participle humiliated to make someone feel very… …   English dictionary

  • humiliate — ● humilié, humiliée ou humiliate nom Membre d une secte religieuse italienne du XIIe s., vouée à la pratique de la pauvreté évangélique, et qui fut partiellement transformée en ordre religieux en 1201 …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • humiliate — [[t]hjuːmɪ̱lieɪt[/t]] humiliates, humiliating, humiliated VERB To humiliate someone means to say or do something which makes them feel ashamed or stupid. [be V ed] She had been beaten and humiliated by her husband... [V n] His teacher continually …   English dictionary

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