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Humble vs. Grateful

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Humbleadjective

Not pretentious or magnificent; unpretending; unassuming.

‘He lives in a humble one-bedroom cottage.’;

Gratefuladjective

Appreciative; thankful.

‘I'm grateful that you helped me out.’; ‘I'm grateful to you for helping me out.’;

Humbleadjective

Having a low opinion of oneself; not proud, arrogant, or assuming; modest.

Gratefuladjective

(obsolete) Pleasing, welcome.

Humbleverb

To bring low; to reduce the power, independence, or exaltation of; to lower; to abase; to humiliate.

Gratefuladjective

Having a due sense of benefits received; kindly disposed toward one from whom a favor has been received; willing to acknowledge and repay, or give thanks for, benefits; as, a grateful heart.

‘A grateful mindBy owing, owes not, but still pays.’;

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Humbleverb

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.

Gratefuladjective

Affording pleasure; pleasing to the senses; gratifying; delicious; as, a grateful present; food grateful to the palate; grateful sleep.

‘Now golden fruits on loaded branches shine,And grateful clusters swell.’;

Humbleverb

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Gratefuladjective

feeling or showing gratitude;

‘a grateful heart’; ‘grateful for the tree's shade’; ‘a thankful smile’;

Humbleadjective

Near the ground; not high or lofty; not pretentious or magnificent; unpretending; unassuming; as, a humble cottage.

‘THy humble nest built on the ground.’;

Gratefuladjective

affording comfort or pleasure;

‘the grateful warmth of the fire’;

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Humbleadjective

Thinking lowly of one's self; claiming little for one's self; not proud, arrogant, or assuming; thinking one's self ill-deserving or unworthy, when judged by the demands of God; lowly; waek; modest.

‘God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble.’; ‘She should be humble who would please.’; ‘Without a humble imitation of the divine Author of our . . . religion we can never hope to be a happy nation.’;

Gratefuladjective

feeling or showing an appreciation for something done or received

‘I'm grateful to you for all your help’; ‘she gave him a grateful smile’;

Humbleadjective

Hornless. See Hummel.

Gratefuladjective

received or experienced with gratitude; welcome

‘the grateful shade’;

Humbleverb

To bring low; to reduce the power, independence, or exaltation of; to lower; to abase; to humilate.

‘Here, take this purse, thou whom the heaven's plaguesHave humbled to all strokes.’; ‘The genius which humbled six marshals of France.’;

Humbleverb

To make humble or lowly in mind; to abase the pride or arrogance of; to reduce the self-sufficiently of; to make meek and submissive; - often used rexlexively.

‘Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you.’;

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Humbleverb

cause to be unpretentious;

‘This experience will humble him’;

Humbleverb

cause to feel shame; hurt the pride of;

‘He humiliated his colleague by criticising him in front of the boss’;

Humbleadjective

low or inferior in station or quality;

‘a humble cottage’; ‘a lowly parish priest’; ‘a modest man of the people’; ‘small beginnings’;

Humbleadjective

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’;

Humbleadjective

used of unskilled work (especially domestic work)

Humbleadjective

of low birth or station (`base' is archaic in this sense);

‘baseborn wretches with dirty faces’; ‘of humble (or lowly) birth’;

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