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self-abasement (ˌselfəˈbeɪsmənt) 



  1. the act of putting yourself down, behaving in a very humble manner or belittling yourself

Example Sentences Including 'self-abasement'

All too often the world's religions have required sudden self-abasement on the part of those upon whom fortune has smiled.
Times, Sunday Times (2004)
But that won't deflect him from the target, nor the self-abasement each time he falls behind his own schedule.
Times, Sunday Times (2002)
Certainly the times brought their own confirmation of woman's self-abasement in service of that image of the `feminine" ideal.
Shearer, Ann Woman - Her changing image
In Edward's day a courtier, Ulick Alexander, described the King as being possessed by ``the sexual perversion of self-abasement '.
The Advertiser, Sunday Mail (2005)


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