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    humble - Dictionary definition and meaning for word humble

    Definition
    (verb) cause to be unpretentious
    Example Sentence
    • This experience will humble him
    Definition
    (verb) cause to feel shame; hurt the pride of
    Synonyms : abase , chagrin , humiliate , mortify
    Example Sentence
    • He humiliated his colleague by criticising him in front of the boss
    Definition
    (adj) low or inferior in station or quality
    Synonyms : low , lowly , modest , small
    Example Sentence
    • a humble cottage
    • a lowly parish priest
    • a modest man of the people
    • small beginnings
    Definition
    (adj) marked by meekness or modesty; not arrogant or prideful
    Example Sentence
    • a humble apology
    • essentially humble...and self-effacing, he achieved the highest formal honors and distinctions
    Definition
    (adj) used of unskilled work (especially domestic work)
    Synonyms : lowly , menial
    Definition
    (adj) of low birth or station (`base' is archaic in this sense)
    Synonyms : base , baseborn , lowly
    Example Sentence
    • baseborn wretches with dirty faces
    • of humble (or lowly) birth
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