n. the abasement of oneself; self-humiliation; cringing.

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  • Self-abasement — is voluntary self punishment or humiliation in order to atone for some real or imagined wrongdoing.Self abasement might have a religious aspect for those seeking humility before God, perhaps in the context of monastic or cenobitic lifestyle.It… …   Wikipedia

  • Self-abasement — Self a*base ment, n. 1. Degradation of one s self by one s own act. [1913 Webster] 2. Humiliation or abasement proceeding from consciousness of inferiority, guilt, or shame. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • self-abasement — [self′ə bās′mənt] n. a humbling or abasement of oneself …   English World dictionary

  • self-abasement — /self euh bays meuhnt, self /, n. humiliation of oneself, esp. as a result of guilt, shame, or the like. [1650 60] * * * …   Universalium

  • self abasement — self degradation, act or habit of belittling oneself …   English contemporary dictionary

  • self-abasement — self′ abase′ment n. humiliation of oneself, as from guilt or shame …   From formal English to slang

  • self-abasement — Synonyms and related words: abasement, altruism, comedown, commitment, consecration, debasement, dedication, deflation, descent, devotion, disgrace, disinterest, disinterestedness, dump, embarrassment, hangdog look, humbled pride, humiliation,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • self-abasement — /sɛlf əˈbeɪsmənt/ (say self uh baysmuhnt) noun abasement or humiliation of oneself, especially as a penance or punishment administered from guilt or shame …   Australian English dictionary

  • self-abasement — noun self punishment in order to atone for some real or imagined wrongdoing …   Wiktionary

  • self-abasement — n. Humiliation, humility, humbleness, meekness, lowliness …   New dictionary of synonyms