abasement

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Etymology[edit]

abase +‎ -ment. Compare French abaissement.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /əˈbeɪs.mənt/
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  • Rhymes: -eɪsmənt

Noun[edit]

abasement (countable and uncountable, 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), page 2.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Lesley Brown, editor-in-chief; William R. Trumble and Angus Stevenson, editors (2002), “abasement”, in The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary on Historical Principles, 5th edition, Oxford; New York, N.Y.: Oxford University Press, →ISBN, page 2.

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