Word: ABASEMENT

The word ABASEMENT has appeared in at least 3 clues on different crosswords.

ABASEMENT definition(s):

• The state of being abased or humbled; humiliation. th century><ref name=Chambers/><ref name=SOED/>

• the act of abasing

• sink (in men’s estimation)

• depriving one of self-esteem

• a low or downcast state; "each confession brought her into an attitude of abasement"- H.L.Menchken

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

• The act of abasing.

• The act of abasing, humbling, or bringing low. th century.><ref name=Chambers>Elliott K. Dobbie, C. William Dunmore, Robert K. Barnhart, et al. (editors), Chambers Dictionary of Etymology (Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd, 2004 <1998>, ISBN 0550142304), page 2.</ref><ref name=SOED>Lesley Brown (editor), The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, 5th edition (Oxford University Press, 2003 <1933>, ISBN 978-0-19-860575-7), page 2</ref>

Clue(s)
Degradation
Humiliation
Humiliation.