What is the difference between humbling and abjection?

humbling | abjection |


As nouns the difference between humbling and abjection

is that humbling is an event which causes humbleness; a set-down while abjection is a low or downcast condition; meanness of spirit; abasement; degradation {{defdate|first attested from around (1350 to 1470)}}.

As a verb humbling

is (humble).

As a adjective humbling

is of higher rank, status, quality, strength, etc; inducing a feeling of inferiority.

humbling

English

Verb

(head)
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • An event which causes humbleness; a set-down.
  • Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Of higher rank, status, quality, strength, etc.; inducing a feeling of inferiority.
  • abjection

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A low or downcast condition; meanness of spirit; abasement; degradation.
  • "An abjection from the beatific regions where God, and his angels and saints, dwell forever. "
  • (obsolete, chiefly, figuratively) Something cast off; garbage.
  • (obsolete) The act of bringing down or humbling; casting down.
  • "The abjection of the king and his realm. "
  • (obsolete) The act of casting off; rejection.
  • (biology, mycology) The act of dispersing or casting off spores.
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