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Definition of the noun abasement
What does abasement mean as a name of something?
noun - plural: abasements
- a low or downcast state
- example: each confession brought her into an attitude of abasement
- lexical domain: States - nouns denoting stable states of affairs
- synonyms of abasement: abjection / degradation
- more generic word: humiliation = state of disgrace or loss of self-respect
- more specific words:
- depriving one of self-esteem
Alternative definition of the noun abasement
- The act of abasing, humbling, or bringing low; the state of being abased or humbled; humiliation.
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Synonyms Discriminated (1908)
A Dictionary of Synonymous Words in the English Language, Illustrated with Quotations from Standard Writers by Charles John Smith
Voluntary abasement is a virtuous act of the soul, by which it seeks to counteract and repress the natural tendency to pride. A low disposition on the other hand is incompatible with honour, and begets contempt. The low is opposed to the lofty ...
Truthful Living (2001)
Saint Benedict's Teaching on Humility by Michael Casey
Abasement is a useful means for curbing our wayward or excessive tendencies to domination, acquisition and social approval. Some people, however, are not ruled by such tendencies. In them there is an unhealthy need for the denial of self , ...
by Jonathan Edwards
Legal abasement has nothing in it of the nature of true virtue ; whereas evangelical abasement is that wherein the excellency of Christian grace very much consists. Legal humiliation is useful aa a means in order to evangelical ; as a common ...
by Rick Joyner
Delighting in self- abasement is a sure symptom of the religious spirit. This does not mean we can ...
by Walter Brueggemann
Jacob's act of self- abasement is a play for ḥesed (steadfast love) and ˒ĕmet (faithfulness), which are ...
by Vincent J. Cornell
Disdain for the ego-self and its abasement is a theme that has long been counted among the distinctive teachings of Sufism. This principle is well represented in Zalal al-fuqara\ Abu 'Uthman al-Hiri is reported as saying, "Everything that ...
by George Henderson, Willie V. Bryan
Self-Abasement Self- abasement is a passive coping mechanism of which the major characteristic is humbling and ...
by G. Johannes Botterweck, Helmer Ringgren, Heinz-Josef Fabry
Two rites are combined here: the abasement rite of “dust on the head” and the rite of forcing back ...
Designed as a Practical Guide to Aptness and Variety of Phraseology by Richard Soule
Vitiation, corruption, deterioration, abasement, debasement, impairing, injury. 2. Depravity, degeneracy, degeneration, deterioration, debasement, impairment, impaired condition. Deprave, v. a. Vitiate, corrupt, contaminate, ...
Selected and Arranged for the Pulpit and the Platform by Walter Baxendale
ABASEMENT 1. ABASEMENT, must be complete. In the parish where Mr. Hervey preached there resided a ploughman, who usually attended the ministry of Dr. . Doddridge, and was well informed in the doctrines of grace. Mr. Hervey being ...
by Sidney L. Landau
mortification, abasement , shame, chagrin, ignominy, disgrace, degradation, dishonor, embarrassment, ...
by W.E Vine, Rev Terry Kulakowski, Editor
“abasement, humiliation, ...
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Quotes about Abasement
Of men he would have raised to light he fell:
In soul he conquered with those nerveless hands.
His country's pride and her abasement knell
The Man of England circled by the sands. (George Meredith)
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Scrabble value of A1B3A1S1E1M3E1N1T1
The value of this 9-letter word is 13 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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