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Noun

Singular
humiliation

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  1. The act of humiliating or humbling someone; abasement of pride; mortification.
  2. The state of being humiliated, humbled or reduced to lowliness or submission.

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humiliation


French

Etymology

From humilier 'to humiliate', itself from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] humiliare, from humilis 'humble'

Noun

humiliation f. (plural humiliations)

  1. humiliation, active or passive
    Alors que l'humiliation d'une fessée cul-nu en présence du petit frère qu'il avait abusé blessait l'orgueil de Pascal pire que sa peau, assister à son humiliation réparait la fierté du petit

References

  • Nouveau Petit Larousse illustré. Dictionnaire encyclopédique. Paris, Librairie Larousse, 1952, 146th edition

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