- lower on an escutcheon than is usual: a bend abased.
deprive of self-esteem, confidence
- They fall without being abased, and I regard them as being unfortunate without being liable to blame.
- Not humbled before God, as having failed in trust towards Him; not degraded and abased in Mr. Thornton's sight.
- But here the cedar means human grandeur and national greatness, full of arrogant pride and therefore doomed to be abased.
- The most sensitive of four-footed creatures in the world, the Skye terrier is utterly abased by a rebuke from his master.
- Nothing had been done, unless the situation of France were exalted in proportion as that of England had been abased.