- The action or state of bringing down or lowering someone or something.
- The degradation of someone's pride, status, or dignity.
- The reduction of the height of a building or structure.
Late middle english: from old french abaissement, from abaisser 'lower', from a- (from latin ad- 'to, at') + baisser 'to lower' (based on latin bassus 'short, low').
- His abasement was complete when he was fired from his job.
- She felt a deep sense of abasement when she saw her ex-boyfriend with another woman.
- The abasement of the old castle was a major disappointment to the tourists.
- The abasement of the bridge caused major problems for commuters.
- The abasement of the once-proud athlete was a sad sight to behold.