self-hu·​mil·​i·​a·​tion | \ ˌself-hyü-ˌmi-lē-ˈā-shən How to pronounce self-humiliation (audio) , -yü- \
plural self-humiliations

Definition of self-humiliation

: the act or an instance of humiliating oneself or the state of being humiliated by oneself feelings/acts of self-humiliation the depths of self-humiliation Running for elected office is often an exercise in self-humiliation.— Philip Bump … What is the butcher's bill for this bargain? So far, they've been willing to pay it in a series of escalating self-humiliations.— Charles J. Sykes

First Known Use of self-humiliation

1630, in the meaning defined above

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“Self-humiliation.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Sep. 2020.

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