humiliating Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “humiliating” in the English Dictionary

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uk   /hjuːˈmɪl.i.eɪ.tɪŋ/  us   /-t̬ɪŋ/
C2 making you ​feelashamed or ​stupid: Losing my ​job was the most humiliating thing that ​everhappened to me. The ​governmentsuffered a humiliating defeat in yesterday's ​debate. He ​found it humiliating to have to ​ask for ​money.
(Definition of humiliating from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “humiliating”
in Chinese (Simplified) 令人感到耻辱的, 丢脸的…
in Turkish mahcup edici, onur kırıcı, küçük düşürücü…
in Russian унизительный…
in Chinese (Traditional) 令人感到恥辱的, 丟臉的…
in Polish poniżający…
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