Meaning of humiliating

hu•mil•i•at•ing

Pronunciation: (hy-mil'ē-ā"ting or, often, y-), [key]
— adj.
  1. lowering the pride, self-respect, or dignity of a person; mortifying: Such a humiliating defeat was good for his overblown ego.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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