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    • US Pronunciation
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    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [self uh-beys]
    • /sɛlf əˈbeɪs/
    • /self əˈbeɪsmənt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [self uh-beys]
    • /sɛlf əˈbeɪs/

Definitions of self-abasement word

  • noun self-abasement humiliation of oneself, especially as a result of guilt, shame, or the like. 1
  • noun self-abasement the act of putting oneself down, behaving in a very humble manner, or belittling oneself 0
  • noun self-abasement a humbling or abasement of oneself 0

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Origin of self-abasement

First appearance:

before 1650
One of the 45% oldest English words
First recorded in 1650-60

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Parts of speech for Self-abasement


self-abasement popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 31% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 65% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

Synonyms for self-abasement

noun self-abasement

  • docility — easily managed or handled; tractable: a docile horse.
  • humiliation — an act or instance of humiliating or being humiliated.
  • humility — the quality or condition of being humble; modest opinion or estimate of one's own importance, rank, etc.
  • crawling — a defect in freshly applied paint or varnish characterized by bare patches and ridging
  • fawning — a young deer, especially an unweaned one.

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