- Word Combinations (verb), Word Explorer
|part of speech:
||humiliates, humiliating, humiliated
||to cause (someone) to lose pride or feel disgraced; embarrass; mortify.
His punishment in front of the other students humiliated the boy.The soldiers harassed the man's wife not only for their pleasure but to humiliate him.It humiliated her that she'd boasted about going to Harvard and then wasn't accepted.
- embarrass, mortify
- similar words:
- abash, burn, chagrin, crush, disgrace, dishonor, humble, put to shame, shame
||affront, bow, degrade, demean, deprecate, depreciate, insult, offend, patronize, spite, wither
||humiliatingly (adv.), humiliator (n.)