Humiliate Definition

humiliated, humiliates, humiliating
humiliated, humiliates, humiliating
To hurt the pride or dignity of by causing to be or seem foolish or contemptible; mortify.
Webster's New World

To injure a person's dignity and self-respect.


Origin of Humiliate

  • From Late Latin humiliatus, past participle of humiliare (“to abase, humble”), from Latin humilis (“lowly, humble”), from humus (“ground; earth, soil”); see humble.

    From Wiktionary

  • Late Latin humiliāre humiliāt- to humble from humilis humble humble

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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