abasement

  • 1 Abasement — A*base ment ([.a]*b[=a]s ment), n. [Cf. F. abaissement.] The act of abasing, humbling, or bringing low; the state of being abased or humbled; humiliation. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 2 abasement — index attaint, bad repute, degradation, deterioration, disgrace, dishonor (shame), disrepute, ignominy …

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  • 3 abasement — (n.) early 15c., embarrassment, dread, fear, from ABASE (Cf. abase) + MENT (Cf. ment). Sense of action of lowering in price is mid 15c.; action of lowering in rank is 1560s; condition of being abased is from 1610s …

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  • 4 abasement — [n] disgrace degradation, dishonor, downgrade, humiliation, shame; concept 388 …

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  • 5 abasement — Synonyms and related words: bump, bust, casting down, comedown, debasement, deflation, degradation, degrading, demotion, depluming, descent, disgrace, disgrading, displuming, downgrading, dump, embarrassment, hangdog look, humbled pride, humbling …

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  • 6 abasement — n. 1. Depression, detrusion, reduction, lowering, fall, deterioration, degradation, debasement, degeneracy, degeneration, vitiation, perversion, depravation. 2. Abjectness, abjection, vileness, baseness, contemptibleness, despicableness, ignominy …

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  • 7 abasement — noun only a fiend delights in the abasement of his children Syn: humiliation, humbling, belittlement, lowering, degradation, debasement Ant: pride …

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  • 8 abasement — n 1. degradation, depravation, debasement, vitiation, deterioration, degeneration; devaluation, downfall, fall, descent, lowering, reduction, detrusion, depression; humiliation, humble pie, mortification, deflation; humility, humbleness, meekness …

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  • 9 abasement — abase ► VERB (abase oneself) ▪ behave in a way that lessens others respect for one. DERIVATIVES abasement noun. ORIGIN Old French abaissier to lower …

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  • 10 abasement — noun 1. a low or downcast state (Freq. 1) each confession brought her into an attitude of abasement H.L.Menchken • Syn: ↑degradation, ↑abjection • Derivationally related forms: ↑degrade (for: ↑ …

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  • 11 abasement — noun see abase …

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  • 12 abasement — See abase. * * * …

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  • 13 abasement — noun /əˈbeɪs.mənt/ The act of abasing, humbling, or bringing low; the state of being abased or humbled; humiliation …

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  • 14 abasement — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. dishonor, deterioration, shame; see disgrace 1 . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun A lowering in or deprivation of character or self esteem: debasement, degradation, humiliation, mortification. See RESPECT, WIN …

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  • 15 abasement — a base·ment || mÉ™nt n. humiliation, degradation, belittlement …

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  • 16 abasement — abase·ment …

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  • 17 abasement — See: abase …

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  • 18 Self-abasement — is voluntary self punishment or humiliation in order to atone for some real or imagined wrongdoing.Self abasement might have a religious aspect for those seeking humility before God, perhaps in the context of monastic or cenobitic lifestyle.It… …

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  • 19 Self-abasement — Self a*base ment, n. 1. Degradation of one s self by one s own act. [1913 Webster] 2. Humiliation or abasement proceeding from consciousness of inferiority, guilt, or shame. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 20 self-abasement — [self′ə bās′mənt] n. a humbling or abasement of oneself …

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