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1. humble

adjective. ['ˈhʌmbəl'] low or inferior in station or quality.

Synonyms

  • small
  • modest
  • low
  • inferior

Antonyms

  • stand
  • sit
  • leave
  • better

Etymology

  • umble (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • humilis (Latin)

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Rhymes with Humble

  • trumbull
  • trumble
  • stumble
  • grumble
  • crumble
  • tumble
  • rumble
  • mumble
  • kumble
  • jumble
  • gumbel
  • fumble
  • bumble
  • umbel

How do you pronounce humble?

Pronounce humble as ˈhəmbəl.

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Sentences with humble


1. Adjective
Clad every inch of ceiling in knotty pine and enjoy the natural character of the humble wood.

Quotes about humble


1. The common idea that success spoils people by making them vain, egotistic and self-complacent is erroneous; on the contrary it makes them, for the most part, humble, tolerant and kind.
- W. Somerset Maugham

2. People with a sense of humor tend to be less egocentric and more realistic in their view of the world and more humble in moments of success and less defeated in times of travail.
- Bob Newhart

3. Success comes to those who dedicate everything to their passion in life. To be successful, it is also very important to be humble and never let fame or money travel to your head.
- A. R. Rahman

2. humble

verb. ['ˈhʌmbəl'] cause to be unpretentious.

Synonyms

  • alter
  • modify
  • change

Antonyms

  • respect
  • consume
  • good health
  • pleasure

Etymology

  • umble (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • humilis (Latin)

3. humble

adjective. ['ˈhʌmbəl'] marked by meekness or modesty; not arrogant or prideful.

Synonyms

  • humiliated
  • meek
  • modest
  • broken
  • low
  • humbleness
  • humility
  • crushed
  • humbled

Antonyms

  • immodest
  • conceit
  • raise
  • ascend

Etymology

  • umble (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • humilis (Latin)

4. humble

verb. ['ˈhʌmbəl'] cause to feel shame; hurt the pride of.

Synonyms

  • demean
  • wound
  • spite
  • smash
  • take down
  • put down
  • abase
  • degrade
  • disgrace
  • bruise
  • demolish
  • injure
  • crush
  • humiliate
  • offend
  • mortify
  • hurt

Antonyms

  • flatter
  • lose
  • decompression
  • hate

Etymology

  • umble (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • humilis (Latin)

5. humble

adjective. ['ˈhʌmbəl'] used of unskilled work (especially domestic work).

Synonyms

  • unskilled
  • lowly

Antonyms

  • rise
  • punch out
  • clock out

Etymology

  • umble (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • humilis (Latin)

6. humble

adjective. ['ˈhʌmbəl'] of low birth or station (`base' is archaic in this sense).

Synonyms

  • lowly
  • lowborn
  • baseborn

Antonyms

  • humanize
  • uncoiled
  • benevolence
  • enrich

Etymology

  • umble (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • humilis (Latin)
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