self-abasement

noun
self-abase·​ment | \ ˌself-ə-ˈbās-mənt How to pronounce self-abasement (audio) \
plural self-abasements

Definition of self-abasement

: a humiliation of oneself : the act of behaving in a way that makes one seem lower or less deserving of respect … regaled the audience with personal stories and songs that didn't stint on comedic self-deprecation while avoiding self-abasement.— Stephen Holden

First Known Use of self-abasement

1641, in the meaning defined above

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“Self-abasement.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/self-abasement. Accessed 23 January 2020.

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