abasing


abasing
a·base || ə'beɪs v. degrade, humiliate, belittle

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  • abasing — index contemptuous Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • Abasing — Abase A*base ([.a]*b[=a]s ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Abased} ([.a]*b[=a]st ); p. pr. & vb. n. {Abasing}.] [F. abaisser, LL. abassare, abbassare; ad + bassare, fr. bassus low. See {Base}, a.] [1913 Webster] 1. To lower or depress; to throw or cast… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • abasing — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Self-abasing — Self a*bas ing, a. Lowering or humbling one s self. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • self-abasing — index obeisant, repentant Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • self-abasing — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Abase — A*base ([.a]*b[=a]s ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Abased} ([.a]*b[=a]st ); p. pr. & vb. n. {Abasing}.] [F. abaisser, LL. abassare, abbassare; ad + bassare, fr. bassus low. See {Base}, a.] [1913 Webster] 1. To lower or depress; to throw or cast down; as …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Abased — Abase A*base ([.a]*b[=a]s ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Abased} ([.a]*b[=a]st ); p. pr. & vb. n. {Abasing}.] [F. abaisser, LL. abassare, abbassare; ad + bassare, fr. bassus low. See {Base}, a.] [1913 Webster] 1. To lower or depress; to throw or cast… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Abasement — A*base ment ([.a]*b[=a]s ment), n. [Cf. F. abaissement.] The act of abasing, humbling, or bringing low; the state of being abased or humbled; humiliation. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Degradation — Deg ra*da tion, n. [LL. degradatio, from degradare: cf. F. d[ e]gradation. See {Degrade}.] 1. The act of reducing in rank, character, or reputation, or of abasing; a lowering from one s standing or rank in office or society; diminution; as, the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


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