- The action of humiliating someone or the state of being humiliated: they suffered the humiliation of losing in the opening round he fought back tears of humiliation [count noun]: the conference decision was a humiliation for the union’s executiveMore example sentences
embarrassment, mortification, shame, indignity, ignominy, disgrace, dishonour, discomfiture, degradation, discredit, obloquy, opprobrium, loss of pride, loss of face; affront, insult, rebuff, snub, put-down, blow to one's pride, slap in the face, smack in the face, kick in the teeth• informal brush-off
- He said she had brought shame and humiliation on herself and had besmirched her good name.
- The ones who were subjected to insults and humiliations hung their heads down in shame.
- Anything less than three years would seem a disappointment, and to go now would be a humiliation.