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noun humiliation pronunciation in British English /hjuːˌmɪliˈeɪʃ(ə)n/
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  1. 1
    [uncountable] the unhappy and ashamed feeling that you get when something embarrassing happens

    I doubt he would risk further public humiliation.

  2. 2
    [countable] something that makes you feel very embarrassed and ashamed

    the humiliation of being asked to leave



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