1. humbling

adjective. ['ˈhʌmbəlɪŋ, ˈhʌmblɪŋ'] causing awareness of your shortcomings.


  • humiliating
  • mortifying
  • demeaning


  • elegant
  • composed
  • pleasant
  • courtly

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Rhymes with Humbling

  • stumbling
  • grumbling
  • crumbling
  • tumbling
  • rumbling
  • mumbling
  • fumbling
  • bumbling

Sentences with humbling

1. Verb, gerund or present participle
While it can be humbling and uncomfortable, making a list of weaknesses during a self-evaluation is also valuable.

2. Noun, singular or mass
It was a humbling and frustrating experience.

Quotes about humbling

1. It's continuously humbling to work hard, you know? As long as you've got a good work ethic and a sense of humor, I don't think anybody can become too much of an egoist under those circumstances.
- Rachael Ray