humble definition

  • adjective:
    • Marked by meekness or modesty in behavior, mindset, or spirit; perhaps not arrogant or prideful.
    • Showing deferential or submissive respect: a humble apology.
    • reduced in ranking, quality, or place; unpretentious or lowly: a humble cottage.
    • close to the floor; not high or lofty; perhaps not pretentious or magnificent; unpretending; unassuming; as, a humble cottage.
    • Thinking lowly of your respective self; saying little for your self; perhaps not proud, conceited, or assuming; lowly; weak; modest.
    • close to the ground; maybe not high or lofty; not pretentious or magnificent; unpretending; unassuming.
    • Thinking lowly of one's self; saying bit for your self; maybe not proud, arrogant, or presuming; thinking an individual's self ill-deserving or unworthy, when evaluated because of the demands of Jesus; lowly; waek; modest.
    • Hornless. See hummel.
    • low or inferior in place or quality
    • made use of of unskilled work (especially domestic work)
    • of reasonable birth or station (`base' is archaic inside feeling)
    • marked by meekness or modesty; not conceited or prideful
  • verb-transitive:
    • To reduce or destroy the pleasure of; humiliate.
    • To cause become meek or modest in spirit.
    • to offer a lesser condition or section to; abase. See Synonyms at degrade.
    • To bring reasonable; to reduce the ability, self-reliance, or exaltation of; to lessen; to abase; to humilate.
    • to produce simple or lowly in your mind; to abase the pleasure or arrogance of; to lessen the self-sufficiently of; to create meek and submissive; -- often made use of rexlexively.
  • verb:
    • to create reduced; to cut back the power, freedom, or exaltation of; to lessen; to abase; to humiliate.
    • to create modest or lowly in mind; to abase the pleasure or arrogance of; to cut back the self-sufficiency of; to help make meek and submissive; -- often used reflexively.
    • cause to feel pity; hurt the pleasure of
    • reason to be unpretentious
  • others:
    • To hum.
    • To break; make sore.
    • To break from the ears of (barley) with a flail; split through the awns.
    • to split from the horns of.
    • cracked; bruised; sore.
    • Having no horns, as a cow.
    • with respect to a humble cow.
    • Lowly in type, condition, problem, quantity, etc.; of little-worth or moment; unimportant; reduced; typical: because, a humble cottage; a person of humble origin; a humble follower; my modest means.
    • Lowly in manner or guise; small; unpretending; submissive: because, a humble apology.
    • Lowly in experience; lacking self-esteem; having a feeling of insignificance, unworthiness, dependence, or sinfulness; meek; penitent.
    • to create lower; lower; bow down.
    • To make reduced in state or problem; lower in energy, belongings, esteem, etc.; abase: as, to humble one's enemies; to humble the pride of a rival.
    • to help make simple or lowly in feeling; lower the pride or vanity of; make meek and submissive; humiliate: frequently utilized reflexively.
    • Synonyms Debase, Degrade, etc. See abase.

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