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  Words related to humble

Related / Similar Words: humiliate, mortify, chagrin, abase, base, baseborn, lowly, menial, low, modest, small

 

Definition:
  • cause to feel shame; hurt the pride of; "He humiliated his colleague by criticising him in front of the boss";
  • cause to be unpretentious; "This experience will humble him";
  • of low birth or station (`base'' is archaic in this sense); "baseborn wretches with dirty faces"; "of humble (or lowly) birth";
  • marked 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;
  • used of unskilled work (especially domestic work);
  • low or inferior in station or quality; "a humble cottage"; "a lowly parish priest"; "a modest man of the people"; "small beginnings";

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    See Also: modest

     

    Hyponyms: crush, smash, demolish, take down, degrade, disgrace, demean, put down, efface

     

    Attributes: humility, humbleness

     

    Derivational Morphology: humiliation, abasement, chagrin, mortification

     

     
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