Synonyms for (verb) humble

Synonyms: 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

Similar words: bruise, hurt, injure, offend, wound, spite

Definition: hurt the feelings of

Usage: She hurt me when she did not include me among her guests; This remark really bruised my ego


Synonyms: humble

Definition: cause to be unpretentious

Usage: This experience will humble him

Similar words: alter, change, modify

Definition: cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

Usage: The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city; The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue

Synonyms for (adjective) humble

Synonyms: 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

Similar words: lowborn

Definition: of humble birth or origins

Usage: a topsy-turvy society of lowborn rich and blue-blooded poor


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: humbled, humiliated, crushed, broken, low

Definition: subdued or brought low in condition or status

Usage: brought low; a broken man; his broken spirit


Similar words: meek, mild, modest

Definition: humble in spirit or manner; suggesting retiring mildness or even cowed submissiveness

Usage: meek and self-effacing


Synonyms: humble, menial, lowly

Definition: used of unskilled work (especially domestic work)

Similar words: unskilled

Definition: not having or showing or requiring special skill or proficiency

Usage: unskilled in the art of rhetoric; an enthusiastic but unskillful mountain climber; unskilled labor; workers in unskilled occupations are finding fewer and fewer job opportunities; unskilled workmanship


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: inferior

Definition: of or characteristic of low rank or importance