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Definition of the noun abasement

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noun - plural: abasements

  1. a low or downcast state
  2. depriving one of self-esteem
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • synonym of abasement: humiliation
    • more generic words: debasement / degradation = changing to a lower state
    • more specific word: comedown = decline to a lower status or level

Alternative definition of the noun abasement


  1. The act of abasing, humbling, or bringing low; the state of being abased or humbled; humiliation.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Abasement

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Google previewSynonyms 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 ...

Google previewTruthful 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 , ...

Google previewThe Treatise on Religious Affections (1824)

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 ...

Google previewOvercoming Evil in the Last Days Expanded Edition (2009)

by Rick Joyner

Delighting in self- abasement is a sure symptom of the religious spirit. This does not mean we can ...

Google previewThe Psalms and the Life of Faith

by Walter Brueggemann

Jacob's act of self- abasement is a play for ḥesed (steadfast love) and ˒ĕmet (faithfulness), which are ...

Google previewVoices of Islam: Voices of life : family, home, and society (2007)

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 ...

Google previewPsychosocial Aspects of Disability (2011)

by George Henderson, Willie V. Bryan

Self-Abasement Self- abasement is a passive coping mechanism of which the major characteristic is humbling and ...

Google previewTheological Dictionary of the Old Testament, Volume XI (2015)

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 ...

Google previewA Dictionary of English Synonymes and Synonymous Or Parallel Expressions (1891)

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, ...

Google previewDictionary of Anecdote, Incident, Illustrative Fact (1888)

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 ...

Google previewThe Doubleday Roget's Thesaurus in Dictionary Form (2009)

by Sidney L. Landau

mortification, abasement , shame, chagrin, ignominy, disgrace, degradation, dishonor, embarrassment, ...

Google previewVines Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words Volume 2

by W.E Vine, Rev Terry Kulakowski, Editor

abasement, humiliation, ...

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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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