hu·mil·i·at·ing /hjuˈmɪliˌetɪŋ, ju-/
Hu·mil·i·ate v. t. [imp. & p. p. Humiliated p. pr. & vb. n. Humiliating.] To reduce to a lower position in one's own eyes, or in the eyes of others; to cause a loss of pride or dignity; to humble; to mortify.
We stand humiliated rather than encouraged. --M. Arnold.
adj : causing awareness of your shortcomings; "golf is a humbling
game" [syn: demeaning, humbling, mortifying]