humiliating humiliating  /hju ˈmɪ li ˌeɪ tɪŋ/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) causing awareness of your shortcomings

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. A Senator's humiliating fall has turned a bathroom stall into a tourist attraction, much to the consternation of airport officials.
  2. It is humiliating that we still don't have enough medicine to treat our people.
  3. By 1894, however, China was sliding into chaos as the Manchu dynasty weakened and Japan defeated China in a brief and humiliating war.

News

  1. Claims French police target minorities in court

    PARIS (AP) — Thirteen people who claim they have been targeted by French police for identity checks, often with humiliating public pat-downs, because they're black or of Arab descent went to court Wednesday to seek reparations and a change in police guidelines.
    on July 3, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

  2. Claims French police target minorities in court - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Sports

    PARIS (AP) - Thirteen people who claim they have been targeted by French police for identity checks, often with humiliating public pat-downs, because they're black or of Arab descent have gone to court to seek reparations and a change in police guidelines.
    on July 3, 2013     Source: Quincy Herald-Whig

  3. In a first, French court to rule on claims police target minorities for ID checks, pat-downs

    PARIS — Thirteen people who claim they have been targeted by French police for identity checks, often with humiliating public pat-downs, because they're black or of Arab descent have gone to court to seek reparations and a change in police guidelines.
    on July 3, 2013     Source: Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune

Quotes

  1. "It is a sad day when an icon like Barbara Walters, in the sunset of her life, is reduced to publicly branding herself as an adulterer, humiliating an innocent family with accounts of her illicit affair and speaking negatively against me all for the...
    on May 7, 2008 By: Star Jones Source: USA Today

  2. Liberal Democrat Leader Nick Clegg said: "This is a humiliating climbdown for Gordon Brown after he was forced to accept that people will not tolerate MPs continuing to act like members of a secret society. It is also a victory for everyone who...
    on Jan 21, 2009 By: Nick Clegg Source: Independent

  3. In a December 2005 lawsuit, Harris accused Portland of "humiliating, berating and ostracizing" her, and claimed she was told that she needed to look "more feminine."
    on Feb 5, 2007 By: Jennifer Harris Source: SI.com

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