humiliating

adj.
VERBS
be
find sth
ADVERB
deeply, very
totally, utterly

He found the experience utterly humiliating.

pretty, rather
PREPOSITION
for

It was pretty humiliating for him to lose in that way.

to

a settlement that was deeply humiliating to their country

Humiliating is used with these nouns: ↑defeat, ↑failure, ↑rebuff, ↑retreat, ↑snub, ↑U-turn

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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  • humiliating — adj. causing humiliation. [Narrower terms: {undignified (vs. dignified)}] Syn: demeaning, humbling, mortifying. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • humiliating — index disgraceful, libelous Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • humiliating — adj. 1) humiliating to + inf. (it is humiliating to take orders from him) 2) humiliating that + clause (it s humiliating that we may not make our own decisions) * * * [hjuː mɪlɪeɪtɪŋ] humiliating to + inf. (it is humiliating to take orders from… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • humiliating — [[t]hjuːmɪ̱lieɪtɪŋ[/t]] ADJ GRADED If something is humiliating, it embarrasses you and makes you feel ashamed and stupid. The Conservatives have suffered a humiliating defeat... It was so humiliating, a terrible blow to my self esteem. Syn:… …   English dictionary

  • Humiliating — Humiliate Hu*mil i*ate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Humiliated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Humiliating}.] [L. humiliatus, p. p. of humiliare. See {Humble}.] To reduce to a lower position in one s own eyes, or in the eyes of others; to cause a loss of pride or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • humiliating — humiliatingly, adv. /hyooh mil ee ay ting/ or, often, /yooh /, adj. lowering the pride, self respect, or dignity of a person; mortifying: Such a humiliating defeat was good for his overblown ego. [1750 60; HUMILIATE + ING2] * * * …   Universalium

  • humiliating — hu|mil|i|at|ing [hju:ˈmılieıtıŋ] adj making you feel ashamed, embarrassed, and angry because you have been made to look weak or stupid = ↑embarrassing ▪ a humiliating defeat >humiliatingly adv …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • humiliating — hu|mil|i|at|ing [ hju mıli,eıtıŋ ] adjective making you feel very embarrassed and ashamed: a humiliating mistake …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • humiliating — adjective making you feel ashamed, embarrassed, and angry because you have been made to look weak or stupid: a humiliating defeat …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • humiliating — UK [hjuːˈmɪlɪˌeɪtɪŋ] / US [hjuˈmɪlɪˌeɪtɪŋ] adjective making you feel very embarrassed and ashamed a humiliating mistake …   English dictionary

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