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  Definition of humble
  1. cause to feel shame; hurt the pride of; "He humiliated his colleague by criticising him in front of the boss"
  2. cause to be unpretentious; "This experience will humble him"
  3. of low birth or station (`base'' is archaic in this sense); "baseborn wretches with dirty faces"; "of humble (or lowly) birth"
  4. marked by meekness or modesty; not arrogant or prideful; "a humble apology"; "essentially humble...and self-effacing, he achieved the highest formal honors and distinctions"- B.K.Malinowski
  5. used of unskilled work (especially domestic work)
  6. low or inferior in station or quality; "a humble cottage"; "a lowly parish priest"; "a modest man of the people"; "small beginnings"
Similar Words: humiliate, mortify, chagrin, abase, base, baseborn, lowly, menial, low, modest, small

 

See Also: modest

 

Hyponyms: crush, smash, demolish, take down, degrade, disgrace, demean, put down, efface

 

Attributes: humility, humbleness

 

Derivational Morphology: humiliation, abasement, chagrin, mortification

 

 
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