Dictionary Results for humble


1. humble - verb

· cause to be unpretentious; "This experience will humble him"

Hypernym(s): change, alter, modify




2. humble - verb

· cause to feel shame; hurt the pride of; "He humiliated his colleague by criticising him in front of the boss"

Synonym(s): humiliate, mortify, chagrin, abase

Hypernym(s): hurt, wound, injure, bruise, offend, spite




3. humble - adjective

· low or inferior in station or quality; "a humble cottage"; "a lowly parish priest"; "a modest man of the people"; "small beginnings"

Synonym(s): low, lowly, modest, small




4. 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

Antonym(s): proud




5. humble - adjective

· used of unskilled work (especially domestic work)

Synonym(s): menial, lowly




6. humble - adjective

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

Synonym(s): base, baseborn, lowly





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