What does abasement mean?

abasement meaning in General Dictionary

The act of abasing humbling or taking low hawaii to be abased or humbled embarrassment

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  • 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.

abasement meaning in Etymology Dictionary

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.


abasement meaning in General Dictionary

(letter.) The work of abasing, humbling, or taking reduced; hawaii of being abased or humbled; humiliation.