self-abasement


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self-abasement

(sĕlf′ə-bās′mənt)
n.
Degradation or humiliation of oneself, especially because of feelings of guilt or inferiority.
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While academia offers ample temptations to pride, other challenges to spiritual flourishing in this context involve the potential for self-abasement.
In Spanish, the request also contains a self-abasement substrategy by means of the verb suplicar.
Of course, it is possible that this was coerced - a horrible form of forced self-abasement.
There had been the initial shock, but she never went through a period of self-abasement.
These women wrote or dictated their testimonies of spiritual conversion, which included formulaic expressions of self-abasement and hope for divine mercy.
Ideas of self-abasement of these patients included both imaginary physical and mental defects.
The self-reflexive inward turn that permeates Suchon's notion of transcendental freedom evinces a Jansenist mentality, even though she does not share the self-abasement and mortification so common among the Jansenists.
World War II, he writes in Postwar, was above all experienced "as a daily degradation, in the course of which men and women were betrayed and humiliated, forced into daily acts of petty crime and self-abasement, in which everyone lost something and many lost everything.
This self-abasement in reference to everyone and everything either is mental sickness or false humility.
It is generally believed that the major cause for our national woes and miseries is corrupt, unimaginative, wishy-washy and namby-pamby leadership, which has been a victim of self-contradiction, self-abnegation and self-abasement in its thoughts and actions.
More surprising than Tan's arching back was the grotesque self-abasement of her second act, where she beat at the walls with a gaping mouth, like Edvard Munch's painting The Scream come to life.
Rather than self-abasement, humility empowers one to more appropriately see both self and other.