the quality or condition of being humble
to cause (a person) a painful loss of pride, self-respect, or dignity
While (to) humiliate is looked at as such a negative word, its root, humility, is a positive quality. In order to receive humility expect to be humiliated. I had never seen this connection until tonight while reading Colossians at Pierced. The next time you pray for humility be prepared to receive it how it is given. In order for God to grant you humility, he effectively humiliates you.
EDIT://More thoughts on humility
The cross, the a very painful way to die. But the real point of the cross was complete humiliation of the victim. As the accusers watched Jesus get crucified, they must have thought they had won. God himself was being publicly humiliated. But through this, God beat satan and brought his ultimate downfall, through being humiliated. The worldy desire is to be strong and beat your opponent into submission, but Jesus effectively countered this by simply being humble. It is something I don’t think that people with a worldy mindset think of or can understand right away. It baffles them, which in turn humiliates them. It is almost a compounded humiliation for them, getting humiliated by humiliation.