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〔 ˋhʌmbL,ˋʌmbL 〕


〔 ˊhʌmbl 〕

Overview of verb humble

The verb humble has 2 senses

  • humble -- (cause to be unpretentious; "This experience will humble him")

  • humiliate, mortify, chagrin, humble, abase -- (cause to feel shame; hurt the pride of; "He humiliated his colleague by criticising him in front of the boss")

Overview of adj humble

The adj humble has 4 senses

  • humble, low, lowly, modest, small -- (low or inferior in station or quality; "a humble cottage"; "a lowly parish priest"; "a modest man of the people"; "small beginnings")

  • humble -- (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, menial, lowly -- (used of unskilled work (especially domestic work))

  • base, baseborn, humble, lowly -- (of low birth or station (`base' is archaic in this sense); "baseborn wretches with dirty faces"; "of humble (or lowly) birth")