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 Dictionary entry overview: What does abasement mean? 

  The noun ABASEMENT has 2 senses:

1. a low or downcast state
2. depriving one of self-esteem

  Familiarity information: ABASEMENT used as a noun is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1abasement [BACK TO TOP]


A low or downcast state

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs


abasement; abjection; degradation

Context example:

each confession brought her into an attitude of abasement

Hypernyms ("abasement" is a kind of...):

humiliation (state of disgrace or loss of self-respect)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "abasement"):

decadence; decadency; degeneracy; degeneration (the state of being degenerate in mental or moral qualities)

depth ((usually plural) a low moral state)

Sense 2abasement [BACK TO TOP]


Depriving one of self-esteem

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions


abasement; humiliation

Hypernyms ("abasement" is a kind of...):

debasement; degradation (changing to a lower state (a less respected state))

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "abasement"):

comedown (decline to a lower status or level)

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