Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Word of the Day-"Humiliation"


Pronounciation: hyoo-mil-ee-ey-shuh

Form: noun


1. an act or instance of humiliating or being humiliated.

2. the state or feeling of being humiliated; mortification.


1350–1400; Middle English < Late Latin humiliātiōn- (stem of humiliātiō ). See humiliate, -ion

Related forms:

re•hu•mil•i•a•tion, noun

self-hu•mil•i•a•tion, noun


2. degradation, dishonor. See shame.

Used in a sentence: "The humiliation Hula felt when tripping on a rug in a dark hallway and falling spectacularly while going to pee was nothing compared to the embarrassment she felt when she realized it had been caught on the security cameras at work."

From now on, Hula will turn on the light when dashing through the building at night.


Rink's Ramblings said...

Word for this post: AWESOME!

J.G. said...

I don't suppose you're going to post the video, are you?