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    get embarrassed vs get humiliated ?

    Dear teachers.

    I was just wondering if there's any difference between them.

    Could be used interchangeably?


    I would really appreciate if you could give me any situations that would cause each emotion or explain the difference between them.



    Thank you so much for the time

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    Re: get embarrassed vs get humiliated ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tramper View Post
    Dear teachers.

    I was just wondering if there's any difference between them.

    Could be used interchangeably?

    I would really appreciate if you could give me any situations that would cause each emotion or explain the difference between them.

    Thank you so much for the time
    To me, there is a slight difference in meaning. Humiliation tends to be more extreme than embarrassment. If you are embarrassed, you may look back and laugh about it, but being humiliated more serious.

    For example, if you burped at a social event. At the time, you were embarrassed, but looking back you may laugh at it. If you were humiliated then you generally wouldn't laugh about it, no matter how much time has passed.

    Also, humiliated suggests that someone else did something to make you humiliated. For example, you may have wet yourself, so you were embarrassed. Then someone points it out to everyone and laughs at you, then you become humiliated.

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    Re: get embarrassed vs get humiliated ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tramper View Post
    Dear teachers.

    I was just wondering if there's any difference between them.

    Could be used interchangeably?


    I would really appreciate if you could give me any situations that would cause each emotion or explain the difference between them.



    Thank you so much for the time

    NOT A TEACHER


    (1) May I just add to Shroob's excellent answer.

    (2) This is a true story:

    During World War II, the leader of one of the countries was a very bad man.

    When his country lost, he did not surrender. Instead, he killed himself.

    I have read that he was afraid that if he surrendered, the winners would have

    put him in a cage and paraded him around like an animal. He would have

    been totally humiliated. He chose death over humiliation. (People usually

    do not kill themselves because they were "only" embarrassed.)

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    Re: get embarrassed vs get humiliated ?

    Quote Originally Posted by shroob View Post
    To me, there is a slight difference in meaning. Humiliation tends to be more extreme than embarrassment. If you are embarrassed, you may look back and laugh about it, but being humiliated more serious.

    For example, if you burped at a social event. At the time, you were embarrassed, but looking back you may laugh at it. If you were humiliated then you generally wouldn't laugh about it, no matter how much time has passed.

    Also, humiliated suggests that someone else did something to make you humiliated. For example, you may have wet yourself, so you were embarrassed. Then someone points it out to everyone and laughs at you, then you become humiliated.

    Thank you so much! Your explanation is super I am now able to understand in which situation I should apply each word to. Thanks !!!

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    Re: get embarrassed vs get humiliated ?

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    (1) May I just add to Shroob's excellent answer.

    (2) This is a true story:

    During World War II, the leader of one of the countries was a very bad man.

    When his country lost, he did not surrender. Instead, he killed himself.

    I have read that he was afraid that if he surrendered, the winners would have

    put him in a cage and paraded him around like an animal. He would have

    been totally humiliated. He chose death over humiliation. (People usually

    do not kill themselves because they were "only" embarrassed.)

    Thank you, TheParser

    The sentence you've wrote is really memorable. I will write it down to commit to my memory. Thanks ^_^
    I was just wondering, what's the title of the book? =p

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    Re: get embarrassed vs get humiliated ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tramper View Post
    Thank you, TheParser

    The sentence you've wrote is really memorable. I will write it down to commit to my memory. Thanks ^_^
    I was just wondering, what's the title of the book? =p

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    (1) Thank you for your kind note.

    (2) There is no particular book that I was thinking of.

    (3) I have to be careful because this is a language helpline, so we cannot

    discuss controversial political matters. But I am sure that you know the

    name of the European nation that started and lost World War II. And you

    know the name of its leader. If you check out any biographies about that

    person, you will find out details about his suicide,

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