Definition of Abasement

1. Noun. A low or downcast state. "Each confession brought her into an attitude of abasement"

Exact synonyms: Abjection, Degradation
Generic synonyms: Humiliation
Specialized synonyms: Decadence, Decadency, Degeneracy, Degeneration, Depth
Derivative terms: Degrade, Degrade

2. Noun. Depriving one of self-esteem.
Exact synonyms: Humiliation
Generic synonyms: Debasement, Degradation
Specialized synonyms: Comedown
Derivative terms: Abase, Humiliate

Definition of Abasement

1. n. The act of abasing, humbling, or bringing low; the state of being abased or humbled; humiliation.

Definition of Abasement

1. Noun. The act of abasing, humbling, or bringing low. ¹

2. Noun. The state of being abased or humbled; humiliation. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Abasement

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Abasement

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Literary usage of Abasement

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1. System of Christian Doctrine by Carl Immanuel Nitzsch (1849)
"SUBMISSION AND SELF-abasement. This true Christ came into the world by virtue of a Divine submission of the Son of God, conjointly with that of a ..."

2. Synonyms Discriminated: A Dictionary of Synonymous Words in the English by Charles John Smith (1893)
"abasement. LOWNESS. An idea of degradation common to these two ... abasement (Fr. abaisser, to lower) expresses the act of bringing low or the state ..."

3. Mental Science: A Compendium of Psychology, and the History of Philosophy by Alexander Bain (1870)
"The sense of positive Worthlessness or Demerit is the genuine pain of self-tenderness, and is denoted bv the names Humiliation and Self-abasement. ..."

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