humiliation [hyoo-mil-ee-ey-shuhn or, often, yoo-] Show IPA
|Part of Speech:||noun|
|Synonyms:||abasement, affront, chagrin, comedown, comeuppance, condescension, confusion, degradation, discomfiture, disgrace, dishonor, humbling, ignominy, indignity, loss of face, mental pain, mortification, put-down, resignation, self-abasement, shame, submission, submissiveness, touché|
|Antonyms:||elevation, flattery, glorification, praise, success, triumph|
|Category:||4. Extrinsic Affections|
be humble; deign, vouchsafe, condescend; humble oneself, demean oneself; stoop, stoopto conquer; carry coals; submit; submit with a good grace (brook); yield the palm., lower one's tone, lower one's note; sing small, draw in one's horns, sober down; hide one's face, hide one's diminished head; not dare to show one's face, take shame to oneself, not have a word to say for oneself; feel shame, be conscious of shame, feel disgrace, be conscious of disgrace; drink the cup of humiliation to the dregs., blush for, blush up to the eves; redden, change color; color up; hang one's head, look foolish, feel small., render humble; humble, humiliate; let down, set down, take down, tread down, frown down; snub, abash, abase, make one sing small, strike dumb; teach one his distance; take down a peg, take down a peg lower; throw into the shade, cast into the shade [more]; stare out of countenance, put out of countenance; put to the blush; confuse, ashame, mortify, disgrace, crush; send away with a flea in one's ear., get a setdown.
humble, lowly, meek; modest; humble minded, sober-minded; unoffended; submissive; servile, [more]., condescending; affable (courteous)., humbled; bowed down, resigned; abashed, ashamed, dashed; out of countenance; down in the mouth; down on one's knees, down on one's marrowbones, down on one's uppers; humbled in the dust, browbeaten; chapfallen, crestfallen; dumfoundered. flabbergasted., shorn of one's glory (disrepute) [more].
with downcast eyes, with bated breath, with bended knee; on all fours, on one's feet., under correction, with due deference.
I am your obedient servant, I am your very humble servant; my service to you; da locum melioribus [Terence]; parvum parva decent [Horace].
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