Associations to the word «Humble»

Wiktionary

HUMBLE, adjective. Near the ground; not high or lofty; not pretentious or magnificent; unpretending; unassuming; as, a humble cottage.
HUMBLE, adjective. Thinking lowly of oneself; claiming little for oneself; not proud, arrogant, or assuming; modest.
HUMBLE, verb. To bring low; to reduce the power, independence, or exaltation of; to lower; to abase; to humiliate.
HUMBLE, verb. To make humble or lowly in mind; to abase the pride or arrogance of; to reduce the self-sufficiency of; to make meek and submissive; -- often used reflexively.
HUMBLE, adjective. Hornless.
HUMBLE PIE, noun. (dated) a pie made from the offal of deer or hog
HUMBLE PIE, noun. (idiomatic) humility, being humble
HUMBLE PLANT, noun. (botany) A species of sensitive plant; Mimosa pudica.

Dictionary definition

HUMBLE, verb. Cause to be unpretentious; "This experience will humble him".
HUMBLE, verb. Cause to feel shame; hurt the pride of; "He humiliated his colleague by criticising him in front of the boss".
HUMBLE, adjective. Low or inferior in station or quality; "a humble cottage"; "a lowly parish priest"; "a modest man of the people"; "small beginnings".
HUMBLE, adjective. 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.
HUMBLE, adjective. Used of unskilled work (especially domestic work).
HUMBLE, adjective. Of low birth or station (`base' is archaic in this sense); "baseborn wretches with dirty faces"; "of humble (or lowly) birth".

Wise words

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