HUMILIATING: Synonyms and Related Words. What is Another Word for HUMILIATING?

Need another word that means the same as “humiliating”? Find 3 synonyms and 30 related words for “humiliating” in this overview.

The synonyms of “Humiliating” are: demeaning, humbling, mortifying

Humiliating as an Adjective

Definitions of "Humiliating" as an adjective

According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “humiliating” as an adjective can have the following definitions:

  • Making someone feel ashamed and foolish by injuring their dignity and pride.
  • Causing awareness of your shortcomings.

Synonyms of "Humiliating" as an adjective (3 Words)

demeaningCausing someone to lose their dignity and the respect of others.
The poster was not demeaning to women.
humblingOf low birth or station (`base’ is archaic in this sense.
Golf is a humbling game.
mortifyingCausing awareness of your shortcomings.
It was mortifying to know he had heard every word.

Usage Examples of "Humiliating" as an adjective

  • A humiliating defeat.

Associations of "Humiliating" (30 Words)

abject(of something bad) experienced or present to the maximum degree.
The most abject slaves joined in the revolt.
ashamedReluctant to do something through fear of embarrassment or humiliation.
I am not ashamed to be seen with them.
awkwardLacking grace or skill in manner or movement or performance.
I felt awkward standing in front of the whole class.
belittleCause to seem less serious; play down.
Don t belittle his influence.
compromisingVulnerable to danger especially of discredit or suspicion.
She found herself in a compromising situation.
contemptibleDeserving of contempt or scorn.
A display of contemptible cowardice.
degradingCausing a loss of self-respect; humiliating.
The vicious and degrading cult of violence.
demeanCause a severe loss in the dignity of and respect for (someone or something.
Good potential MPs would not demean themselves by setting out to acquire popularity.
discreditA person or thing that is a source of disgrace.
The ships were a discredit to the country.
disgracefulDeserving or bringing disgrace or shame- Rachel Carson.
It is disgraceful that they should be denied unemployment benefits.
dishonorBring shame or dishonor upon.
Dishonor checks and drafts.
dishonorableDeceptive or fraudulent; disposed to cheat or defraud or deceive.
Dishonorable in thought and deed.
disreputeThe state of being held in low esteem by the public.
One of the top clubs in the country is bringing the game into disrepute.
embarrassingCausing to feel shame or chagrin or vexation.
An embarrassing muddle.
embarrassmentA person or thing causing feelings of embarrassment.
Her extreme views might be an embarrassment to the movement.
flushRemove or dispose of an object or substance by flushing.
The grouse were flushed from the woods.
humiliateCause to feel shame; hurt the pride of.
You ll humiliate me in front of the whole school.
humiliationStrong feelings of embarrassment.
He fought back tears of humiliation.
ignobleCompletely lacking nobility in character or quality or purpose.
Of ignoble or ungentle birth.
ignominiousDeserving or bringing disgrace or shame- Rachel Carson.
No other party risked ignominious defeat.
ignominyPublic shame or disgrace.
Suffered the ignominy of being sent to prison.
ingloriousDeserving or bringing disgrace or shame- Rachel Carson.
Some mute inglorious Milton here may rest.
insultingExpressing extreme contempt.
Their language is insulting to women.
maladroitNot adroit.
Both men are unhappy about the maladroit way the matter has been handled.
offensiveMorally offensive.
The allegations made are deeply offensive to us.
opprobriousExpressing offensive reproach.
An opprobrious monument to human greed.
reprehensibleBringing or deserving severe rebuke or censure.
His complacency and reprehensible laxity.
shameCause to be ashamed.
The entire debacle has shamed Scotland.
shamefulGiving offense to moral sensibilities and injurious to reputation- Thackeray.
The wicked rascally shameful conduct of the bankrupt.
stultifyProve to be of unsound mind or demonstrate someone’s incompetence.
Nobody is legally allowed to stultify himself.

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