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Definition of Abasement

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humiliation, degradation, belittlement
Abasement Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(n.)
The act of abasing, humbling, or bringing low; the state of being abased or humbled; humiliation.
  
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
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abasement
\a*base"ment\ (&adot;*bās"ment), n. [cf. f. abaissement.] the act of abasing, humbling, or bringing low; the state of being abased or humbled; humiliation.


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 self-abasement 
The Devil's Dictionary
Abasement, (n.)

A decent and customary mental attitude in the presence of wealth or power. Peculiarly appropriate in an employee when addressing an employer.
  
The Devil's Dictionary, by Ambrose Bierce, 1911 (About)
WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. a low or downcast state; "each confession brought her into an attitude of abasement"- H.L.Menchken
(synonym) degradation, abjection
(hypernym) humiliation
(hyponym) degeneracy, degeneration, decadence, decadency
2. depriving one of self-esteem
(synonym) humiliation
(hypernym) degradation, debasement
(hyponym) comedown
(derivation) humiliate, mortify, chagrin, humble, abase