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Adjective: humbling  húm-bu-ling
  1. Causing awareness of your shortcomings
    "golf is a humbling game";
    - demeaning, humiliating, mortifying
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

See also: undignified

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

Encyclopedia: Humble, Stephen