abasement

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

abase +‎ -ment. Compare French abaissement.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

abasement (plural abasements)

  1. The act of abasing, humbling, or bringing low. [Mid 16th century.][1][2]
  2. The state of being abased or humbled; humiliation. [Mid 16th century][1][2]

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References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Elliott K. Dobbie, C. William Dunmore, Robert K. Barnhart, et al. (editors), Chambers Dictionary of Etymology (Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd, 2004 [1998], ISBN 0550142304), page 2.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Lesley Brown (editor), The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, 5th edition (Oxford University Press, 2003 [1933], ISBN 978-0-19-860575-7), page 2