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Humble vs. Humility

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Humbleadjective

Not pretentious or magnificent; unpretending; unassuming.

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

Humilitynoun

The characteristic of being humble; humbleness in character and behavior.

Humbleadjective

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

Humilitynoun

The state or quality of being humble; freedom from pride and arrogance; lowliness of mind; a modest estimate of one's own worth; a sense of one's own unworthiness through imperfection and sinfulness; self-abasement; humbleness.

‘Serving the Lord with all humility of mind.’;

Humbleverb

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

Humilitynoun

An act of submission or courtesy.

‘With these humilities they satisfied the young king.’;

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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.

Humilitynoun

a disposition to be humble; a lack of false pride;

‘not everyone regards humility as a virtue’;

Humbleverb

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Humilitynoun

a humble feeling;

‘he was filled with humility at the sight of the Pope’;

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.’;

Humility

Humility is the quality of being humble. Dictionary definitions accentuate humility as a low self-regard and sense of unworthiness.

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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.’;

Humbleadjective

Hornless. See Hummel.

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.’;

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’;

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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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