humiliating

adjective
hu·​mil·​i·​at·​ing | \hyü-ˈmi-lē-ˌā-tiŋ, yü-\

Definition of humiliating 

: extremely destructive to one's self-respect or dignity : humbling

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The San Jose Mercury-News’ Matt Schneidman says that was an utterly humiliating loss for Oakland. Seattle Times Sports Staff, The Seattle Times, "What the (inter)national media are saying about the Seahawks’ 27-3 trouncing of the Oakland Raiders," 15 Oct. 2018 Brazil was the first team to qualify and did so in grand fashion, including a 3-0 victory against Argentina in the same Estadio Mineirao that served as the stage for the humiliating loss in the 2014 semifinals. José Luis Sánchez Pando, chicagotribune.com, "World Cup Group E preview: Brazil out for the reconquest," 30 May 2018 Brazil hopes to redeem itself after a humiliating 7-1 loss at home to Germany four years ago. Michelle Kaufman, miamiherald, "The World Cup in Russia kicks off in less than a month. Here's what you need to know. | Miami Herald," 20 May 2018 Casey was fired because of how the Raptors lost to James, and because that humiliating loss, coupled with similar defeats in 2016 and 2017, offered little hope that things could ever be different in the future. Ben Golliver, SI.com, "Raptors Coach Dwane Casey Wasn't Fired Because He Lost to LeBron," 11 May 2018 Mad about getting blocked a minute earlier, and still mad about a humiliating loss at No. USA TODAY, "Bamba's 24 points lead Texas over Iowa State 73-57," 22 Jan. 2018 After a humiliating loss in the Alabama Senate race last month, the administration is drawing up ambitious plans that will kick off next Thursday when Trump travels to the conservative district to appear with Republican candidate Rick Saccone. James Hohmann, Washington Post, "The Daily 202: Trump has no nominees for 245 important jobs, including an ambassador to South Korea," 12 Jan. 2018 After a humiliating loss in the Alabama Senate race last month, the administration is drawing up ambitious plans that will kick off next Thursday when Trump travels to the conservative district to appear with Republican candidate Rick Saccone. NBC News, "First Read’s Morning Clips: The profanity heard ‘round the world," 12 Jan. 2018 Brazil’s infamous 7-1 loss to Germany on home soil at the 2014 World Cup is perhaps the most humiliating moment the nation has endured at a major tournament in recent years. SI.com, "Toni Kroos Left Red Faced As Brazilian Fans Unearth Tweet Following Germany's World Cup Exit," 28 June 2018

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First Known Use of humiliating

1757, in the meaning defined above

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