HyperDic: humble

English > 6 senses of the word humble:
ADJECTIVEallhumble, low, lowly, modest, smalllow or inferior in station or quality
allhumblemarked by meekness or modesty
allhumble, menial, lowlyused of unskilled work (especially domestic work)
allhumble, base, baseborn, lowlyof low birth or station ('base' is archaic in this sense)
VERBemotionhumblecause to be unpretentious
emotionhumble, humiliate, mortify, chagrin, abasecause to feel shame
humble > pronunciation
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > humble: 6 senses > adjective 1
MeaningLow or inferior in station or quality.
Example"a humble cottage"
Synonymslow, lowly, modest, small
BroaderinferiorOf or characteristic of low rank or importance
Spanishhumilde, modesto, pequeño, sencillo
Catalanhumil, modest, petit, senzill
Nounshumblenessthe state of being humble and unimportant
Adverbshumblyin a miserly manner
English > humble: 6 senses > adjective 2
Meaningmarked 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
Attribute ofhumility, humblenessA disposition to be humble
Narrowerbroken, crushed, humbled, humiliated, lowsubdued or brought low in condition or status
meek, mild, modesthumble in spirit or manner
See alsomodestmarked by simplicity
respectfulFull of or exhibiting respect
submissiveInclined or willing / willing to submit to orders or wishes of others or showing such inclination
unimpressivenot capable of impressing
OppositeproudFeeling self-respect or pleasure in something by which you measure your self-worth
Nounshumility, humblenessa disposition to be humble
Adverbshumblyin a humble manner
English > humble: 6 senses > adjective 3
MeaningUsed of unskilled work (especially domestic work).
Synonymsmenial, lowly
Broaderunskillednot having or showing or requiring special skill or proficiency / proficiency
Spanishhumilde, servil
Catalanhumil, labor
English > humble: 6 senses > adjective 4
MeaningOf low birth or station ('base' is archaic in this sense).
Example "of humble (or lowly) birth"
Synonymsbase, baseborn, lowly
BroaderlowbornOf humble birth or origins
Nounshumblenessthe state of being humble and unimportant
English > humble: 6 senses > verb 1, emotion
MeaningCause to be unpretentious.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
Example"This experience will humble him"
Narrowereffacemake inconspicuous
Broaderchange, alter, modifyCause to change
Spanishapocar, humillar
Catalanapoquir, humiliar
English > humble: 6 senses > verb 2, emotion
MeaningCause to feel shame; hurt the pride of.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
ModelSam cannot humble Sue
Synonymshumiliate, mortify, chagrin, abase
Narrowercrush, smashhumiliate or depress completely
take down, degrade, disgrace, demean, put downReduce in worth or character, usually verbally
Broaderhurt, wound, injure, bruise, offend, spitehurt the feelings of
Spanishapocar, degradar, despreciar, humillar, mortificar
Catalanapocar, humiliar, menysprear, mortificar

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