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abasement


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Abasement  \A*base"ment\  ([.a]*b[=a]s"ment),  n.  [Cf.  F. 
  abaissement.] 
  The  act  of  abasing,  humbling,  or  bringing  low  the  state  of 
  being  abased  or  humbled;  humiliation. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  abasement 
  n  1:  a  low  or  downcast  state:  "each  confesson  brought  her  into  an 
  attitude  of  abasement"-  H.L.Menchken  [syn:  {degradation}, 
  {abjection}] 
  2:  depriving  one  of  self-esteem  [syn:  {humiliation},  {humbling}] 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  ABASEMENT,  n.  A  decent  and  customary  mental  attitude  in  the  presence 
  of  wealth  of  power.  Peculiarly  appropriate  in  an  employee  when 
  addressing  an  employer. 
 
 




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