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Humiliation


HUMILIA'TION, noun The act of humbling; the state of being humbled.

1. Descent from an elevated state or rank to one that is low or humble.

The former was a humiliation of deity; the latter, a humiliation of manhood.

2. The act of abasing pride; or the state of being reduced to lowliness of mind, meekness, penitence and submission.

The doctrine he preached was humiliation and repentance.

3. Abasement of pride; mortification.