Definitions for humble

Definitions for (verb) humble

Main entry: humble, humiliate, mortify, abase, chagrin

Definition: cause to feel shame; hurt the pride of

Usage: He humiliated his colleague by criticising him in front of the boss

Main entry: humble

Definition: cause to be unpretentious

Usage: This experience will humble him

Definitions for (adj) humble

Main entry: lowly, base, baseborn, humble

Definition: of low birth or station (`base' is archaic in this sense)

Usage: baseborn wretches with dirty faces; of humble (or lowly) birth

Main entry: humble

Definition: marked by meekness or modesty; not arrogant or prideful

Usage: a humble apology; essentially humble...and self-effacing, he achieved the highest formal honors and distinctions- B.K.Malinowski

Main entry: humble, menial, lowly

Definition: used of unskilled work (especially domestic work)

Main entry: humble, small, low, lowly, modest

Definition: low or inferior in station or quality

Usage: a humble cottage; a lowly parish priest; a modest man of the people; small beginnings

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