[n] depriving one of self-esteem
[n] a low or downcast state; "each confession brought her into an attitude of abasement"- H.L.Menchken
\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.