self-de·​base·​ment ˌself-di-ˈbās-mənt How to pronounce self-debasement (audio)
plural self-debasements
: the act or process of lowering oneself in status, esteem, quality, or character : the act or process of debasing oneself
humility bordering on self-debasement

Word History

First Known Use

1646, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of self-debasement was in 1646

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Cite this Entry

“Self-debasement.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Jun. 2023.

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