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self-abasing Syllabification: self-a·bas·ing

Definition of self-abasing in English:


Belittling or degrading oneself: a timid, defensive, self-abasing response
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  • Posner has resigned himself to loving Dinah in the self-abasing tradition of courtly love, the object forever unattainable.
  • The rich man knew that his son was ignorant and self-abasing.
  • The American neocons only ever had contempt for this self-abasing style of diplomacy.
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