self-debasement

noun
self-de·​base·​ment | \ ˌself-di-ˈbās-mənt How to pronounce self-debasement (audio) , -dē- \
plural self-debasements

Definition of self-debasement

: 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

First Known Use of self-debasement

1646, in the meaning defined above

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“Self-debasement.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/self-debasement. Accessed 24 Oct. 2021.

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