humiliating

adjective

hu·​mil·​i·​at·​ing hyü-ˈmi-lē-ˌā-tiŋ How to pronounce humiliating (audio)
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: extremely destructive to one's self-respect or dignity : humbling
humiliatingly adverb

Examples of humiliating in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The conviction, a humiliating defeat for a man who has dwelled in legal gray zones for decades, brings the nation’s highest office to a new low: Mr. Trump is the first president to lose, or even to face, a criminal trial. William K. Rashbaum, New York Times, 30 May 2024 He was forced to endure a humiliating public degradation ceremony in the courtyard of the École militaire. Maurice Samuels / Made By History, TIME, 21 May 2024 Tuesday marks the 270th anniversary of a blunder that set the stage for a humiliating defeat — with vast consequences nobody could have foreseen on May 28, 1754, at what came to be known as Jumonville Glen. Dan McLaughlin, National Review, 27 May 2024 But when my permanent teeth grew in, they were spaced too far apart on top and crowded against each other on the bottom; my gums bled at humiliating moments. Bobi Conn, TIME, 23 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for humiliating 

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Word History

First Known Use

1757, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of humiliating was in 1757

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“Humiliating.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/humiliating. Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

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