Definition of self-abasement in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈˌself əˈbāsmənt/


The belittling or humiliation of oneself: he began to apologize with copious tears and self-abasement
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  • I realized that this self-abasement or internalized moralistic rebuke was what I had been writing about from the very beginning.
  • The self-abasement, you'll have noticed, is rhetorical.
  • From clinical examinations, most NE children suffer from mental problems such as depression, self-abasement and difficulties in dealing with personal relations.

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Syllabification: self-a·base·ment

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