Definition Of humiliate


make (someone) feel ashamed and foolish by injuring their dignity and self-respect, especially publicly.

you'll humiliate me in front of the whole school!

Example Of humiliate

  • A notice to this effect was humiliatingly nailed to the door of one of Brighton's principal churches.

  • Anything less than three years would seem a disappointment, and to go now would be a humiliation .

  • As far as I am aware, humiliating your colleagues in public is not the best way to foster team spirit.

  • Besides, Dad will arrive, humiliate me in front of everyone there, and drag me home again.

  • But public humiliation has become taboo at work, indicting the humiliator more than the humiliated.

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