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

Word History

First Known Use

1630, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of self-humiliation was in 1630

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Cite this Entry

“Self-humiliation.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2022.

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