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Adjective: humble (humbler,humblest)  húm-bul
  1. Low or inferior in station or quality
    "a humble cottage";
    - low, lowly, modest, small
     
  2. Marked by meekness or modesty; not arrogant or prideful
    "a humble apology"; "essentially humble...and self-effacing, he achieved the highest formal honours and distinctions"
     
  3. Used of unskilled work (especially domestic work)
    - menial, lowly
     
  4. Of low birth or station
    "of humble (or lowly) birth";
    - base [archaic], baseborn, lowly
Verb: humble  húm-bul
  1. Cause to be unpretentious
    "This experience will humble him"
     
  2. Cause to feel shame; hurt the pride of
    "He humbled his colleague by criticising him in front of the boss";
    - humiliate, mortify, chagrin, abase

Derived forms: humbler, humbles, humbled, humblest, humbling

See also: broken, crushed, humbled, humbleness, humiliated, humility, inferior, low, lowborn, meek, mild, modest, unskilled

Type of: alter, bruise, change, hurt, injure, modify, offend, spite, wound

Antonym: proud

Encyclopedia: Humble, TX