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Adjective
Having or showing a modest or low estimate of one's importance
“Is it not possible to be stinking rich, to be proud of yourself, and yet be humble at the same time?”
Adjective
Of low social, administrative, or political rank
“Many pupils from humble backgrounds were granted places to study at the local university.”
Adjective
Lacking in confidence, assertiveness or self-assurance
“He was but a humble peasant who would acquiesce to his master's demands with nary a word of complaint.”
Adjective
(of an object) Not having any impressive qualities
“Jack is a self-made man who grew up in a humble home.”
Adjective
Showing, expressing, or offered in a spirit of humility or unseemly submissiveness
“Please accept my humble apology for any offense caused by my insensitive remarks.”
Adjective
Small in amount, size or degree
“The kitchen only provided us with a humble serving of mashed potatoes and peas.”
Verb
To shame or put down
“The gods would decide to punish his arrogance by sending the wild man, Enkidu, to humble him.”
Verb
To overcome in a battle or contest
“I can't wait to humble that trash talker in our next match.”
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