The act of abasing humbling or taking low hawaii to be abased or humbled embarrassment
- a decreased or downcast state
- depriving certainly one of self-esteem
- The work of abasing, humbling, or taking reduced; their state to be abased or humbled; embarrassment.
very early 15c., "embarrassment, fear, fear," from abase + -ment. Sense of "action of decreasing in cost" is mid-15c.; "activity of lowering in rank" is 1560s; "condition to be abased" is from 1610s.
(letter.) The work of abasing, humbling, or taking reduced; hawaii of being abased or humbled; humiliation.