humiliation
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /hjuːˌmɪliˈeɪʃən/
Noun

humiliation

  1. The act of humiliating or humble#Verb|humbling someone; abasement of pride; mortification.
  2. The state of being humiliated, humbled or reduced to lowliness or submission.
    •     One morning Mr. and Mrs. Lincoln were having breakfast when Lincoln did something that aroused the fiery temper of his wife. What, no one remembers now. But Mrs. Lincoln, in a rage, dashed a cup of hot coffee into her husband's face. And she did it in front of the other boarders.
          Saying nothing, Lincoln sat there in humiliation and silence while Mrs. Early came with a wet towel and wiped off his face and clothes.
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