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1. humility

noun. ['hjuːˈmɪlɪti'] a disposition to be humble; a lack of false pride.

Synonyms

  • subduedness
  • humble
  • humbleness
  • trait

Antonyms

  • conceit
  • brightness
  • immodest
  • superior

Etymology

  • humilite (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • umilité (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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Words that Rhyme with Humility

  • indestructibility
  • unpredictability
  • unprofitability
  • incompatibility
  • transferability
  • respectability
  • predictability
  • invulnerability
  • inflexibility
  • unreliability
  • unbreakability
  • unavailability
  • sustainability
  • profitability
  • marketability
  • maneuverability
  • invincibility
  • inevitability
  • enforceability
  • dependability
  • convertibility
  • collectibility
  • vulnerability
  • survivability
  • infallibility
  • impossibility
  • desirability
  • comparability
  • believability
  • advisability

How do you pronounce humility?

Pronounce humility as hjuˈmɪlɪti.

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Example sentences of the word humility


1. Noun, singular or mass
This humility meant that they were open to other ideas.

Quotes containing the word humility


1. Do you wish to rise? Begin by descending. You plan a tower that will pierce the clouds? Lay first the foundation of humility.
- Saint Augustine

2. Early in life I had to choose between honest arrogance and hypocritical humility. I chose the former and have seen no reason to change.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

3. Humility is becoming a lost art, but it's not difficult to practice. It means that you realize that others have been involved in your success.
- Harvey Mackay

2. humility

noun. ['hjuːˈmɪlɪti'] a humble feeling.

Synonyms

  • meekness
  • self-depreciation
  • submission
  • humbleness

Antonyms

  • noble
  • skilled
  • prominence
  • attentiveness

Etymology

  • humilite (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • umilité (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
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