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Synonyms for humble
ˈhʌm bəl, ˈʌm-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. humble, low, lowly, modest, small(adj)

    low or inferior in station or quality

    "a humble cottage"; "a lowly parish priest"; "a modest man of the people"; "small beginnings"

    Synonyms:
    down(p), dispirited, minor, small, downcast, subaltern, scummy, base, baseborn, low-down, modest, petty(a), scurvy, pocket-sized, lower-ranking, secondary, humbled, gloomy, miserable, lowly, low, broken, small(a), down in the mouth, blue, downhearted, grim, meek, low-toned, low-pitched, little, menial, pocket-size, small-scale, depleted, crushed, mild, junior-grade, diminished, abject, depressed, minuscule, low-spirited, belittled, humiliated

    Antonyms:
    too big for one's breeches, haughty, egotistic, braggart(a), skilled, swaggering, noble, swollen, cock-a-hoop, chesty, big, self-respecting, dignified, boastful, swollen-headed, overbearing, supercilious, purse-proud, snotty, beaming, snooty, proud of(p), house-proud, self-aggrandising, disdainful, conceited, persnickety, swelled, self-aggrandizing, arrogant, snot-nosed, prideful, uppish, egotistical, bragging(a), vainglorious, overproud, self-important, lordly, crowing, shabby-genteel, sniffy, stuck-up, self-conceited, pleased, self-respectful, imperious, vain, braggy, bigheaded, superior, proud

  2. humble(adj)

    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

    Synonyms:
    lowly, base, baseborn, low, small, modest, menial

    Antonyms:
    overbearing, skilled, pleased, beaming, braggart(a), big, superior, egotistical, sniffy, egotistic, shabby-genteel, bigheaded, too big for one's breeches, purse-proud, arrogant, conceited, vainglorious, haughty, noble, overproud, house-proud, crowing, lordly, uppish, snot-nosed, stuck-up, swollen, chesty, swaggering, proud of(p), self-conceited, swelled, swollen-headed, snooty, persnickety, bragging(a), prideful, proud, disdainful, vain, boastful, self-aggrandizing, self-respecting, cock-a-hoop, snotty, self-respectful, supercilious, braggy, imperious, dignified, self-important, self-aggrandising

  3. humble, menial, lowly(adj)

    used of unskilled work (especially domestic work)

    Synonyms:
    baseborn, low, small, base, petty(a), junior-grade, lowly, secondary, subaltern, modest, menial, lower-ranking

    Antonyms:
    vain, supercilious, arrogant, snot-nosed, lordly, swollen-headed, proud, crowing, uppish, dignified, sniffy, too big for one's breeches, noble, overbearing, self-conceited, imperious, self-aggrandizing, superior, proud of(p), bigheaded, disdainful, snooty, braggart(a), self-respectful, swaggering, beaming, braggy, boastful, egotistical, self-respecting, bragging(a), vainglorious, purse-proud, swelled, egotistic, prideful, conceited, house-proud, swollen, cock-a-hoop, stuck-up, self-aggrandising, chesty, shabby-genteel, skilled, haughty, self-important, persnickety, overproud, big, snotty, pleased

  4. base, baseborn, humble, lowly(verb)

    of low birth or station (`base' is archaic in this sense)

    "baseborn wretches with dirty faces"; "of humble (or lowly) birth"

    Synonyms:
    junior-grade, mean, basal, subaltern, base, lowly, modest, menial, meanspirited, low, lower-ranking, secondary, small, immoral, baseborn, petty(a)

    Antonyms:
    chesty, self-respectful, imperious, swaggering, bigheaded, self-important, braggy, cock-a-hoop, crowing, dignified, proud of(p), vainglorious, bragging(a), proud, self-aggrandising, house-proud, self-respecting, conceited, haughty, noble, boastful, big, prideful, vain, supercilious, self-conceited, swollen, beaming, swollen-headed, superior, snooty, braggart(a), egotistical, lordly, disdainful, skilled, shabby-genteel, self-aggrandizing, overbearing, persnickety, sniffy, swelled, overproud, stuck-up, snotty, pleased, purse-proud, uppish, too big for one's breeches, arrogant, egotistic, snot-nosed

  5. humble(verb)

    cause to be unpretentious

    "This experience will humble him"

    Synonyms:
    mortify, humiliate, chagrin, abase

    Antonyms:
    stuck-up, vain, persnickety, lordly, self-aggrandising, proud, snotty, too big for one's breeches, snooty, arrogant, imperious, self-conceited, overbearing, prideful, self-respecting, dignified, house-proud, boastful, big, bigheaded, cock-a-hoop, egotistic, skilled, overproud, braggy, swollen-headed, egotistical, disdainful, bragging(a), haughty, swollen, pleased, snot-nosed, self-respectful, shabby-genteel, self-aggrandizing, sniffy, vainglorious, superior, swelled, proud of(p), supercilious, noble, crowing, purse-proud, self-important, braggart(a), chesty, beaming, conceited, swaggering, uppish

  6. humiliate, mortify, chagrin, humble, abase(verb)

    cause to feel shame; hurt the pride of

    "He humiliated his colleague by criticising him in front of the boss"

    Synonyms:
    subdue, humiliate, gangrene, chagrin, necrose, crucify, mortify, sphacelate, abase

    Antonyms:
    swaggering, arrogant, disdainful, uppish, proud, too big for one's breeches, pleased, swelled, snotty, overbearing, persnickety, house-proud, braggart(a), bragging(a), self-respectful, self-aggrandizing, self-aggrandising, vain, self-respecting, snooty, sniffy, proud of(p), snot-nosed, purse-proud, prideful, big, skilled, crowing, haughty, braggy, egotistical, dignified, conceited, imperious, noble, self-conceited, self-important, overproud, chesty, beaming, boastful, swollen, lordly, superior, bigheaded, cock-a-hoop, stuck-up, egotistic, shabby-genteel, supercilious, vainglorious, swollen-headed

Wiktionary

  1. humble(verb)

    Synonyms:
    lower, mortify, humiliate, abase, depress, degrade, disgrace

  2. humble(verb)

    Near the ground; not high or lofty; not pretentious or magnificent; unpretending; unassuming; as, a humble cottage.

    Thy humble nest built on the ground. -Cowley.

    Synonyms:
    disgrace, abase, mortify, humiliate, depress, lower, degrade

  3. humble(verb)

    Thinking lowly of one's self; claiming little for one's self; not proud, arrogant, or assuming; lowly; weak; modest.

    Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you. 1 Pet. Ch 5: v. 6.

    Synonyms:
    mortify, abase, degrade, disgrace, humiliate, lower, depress

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. humble

    Abase refers only to outward conditions. "Exalt him that is low, and abase him that is high." Ezek. xxi, 26. Debase applies to quality or character. The coinage is debased by excess of alloy, the man by vice. Humble in present use refers chiefly to feeling of heart; humiliate to outward conditions; even when one is said to humble himself, he either has or affects to have humility of heart. To disgrace may be to bring or inflict odium upon others, but the word is chiefly and increasingly applied to such moral odium as one by his own acts brings upon himself; the noun disgrace retains more of the passive sense than the verb; he disgraced himself by his conduct; he brought disgrace upon his family. To dishonor a person is to deprive him of honor that should or might be given. To discredit one is to injure his reputation, as for veracity or solvency. A sense of unworthiness humbles; a shameful insult humiliates; imprisonment for crime disgraces. Degrade may refer to either station or character. An officer is degraded by being reduced to the ranks, disgraced by cowardice; vile practises degrade; drunkenness is a degrading vice. Misfortune or injustice may abase the good; nothing but their own ill-doing can debase or disgrace them.

    Synonyms:
    abase, bring low, cast down, debase, degrade, depress, discredit, disgrace, dishonor, humiliate, lower, reduce, sink

    Antonyms:
    advance, aggrandize, dignify, elevate, exalt, honor, promote, raise, uplift

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. humble

    Synonyms:
    low, lowly, obscure, meek, modest, unassuming, unpretending, submissive

    Antonyms:
    high, lofty, eminent, proud, boastful, arrogant, assuming, pretentious

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. humble(a.)

    Synonyms:
    meek, modest, unassuming, unpretending, unobtrusive, lowly, submissive, not proud, not haughty, not arrogant

  2. humble(a.)

    Synonyms:
    low, not high, not great

  3. humble(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    humiliate, shame, mortify, degrade, crush, break, subdue, snub, abash, make ashamed, bring down, put down, take down, put out of countenance

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. humble(a)

    Synonyms:
    lowly, meek, modest, unassuming, unpretentious

  2. humble(v)

    Synonyms:
    humiliate, debase, abase, degrade

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "humble":

    modest, lowly, humbling, respectful, frail, meek

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How to use humble in a sentence?

  1. Sipho P Nkosi:

    Next to the humble man, we find wisdom.

  2. sindiswa matyobeni:

    "I come from a world where we celebrate small things in a big way and this keeps us humble." -sm-

  3. Golda Meir:

    Don't be so humble - you are not that great.

  4. Emeasoba George:

    The birth, sufferings, crucifixion, death and the resurrection of Jesus Christ did not just showcase his passion, perseverance and true love to humanity. Furthermore, all of the above do reveals his forgiving spirit. In other words, we ought to forgive all i.e. we should forgive our offenders and enemies even at the point of death (IMHO) in my humble (honest) opinion. ~Emeasoba George

  5. Eduardo Pealver:

    Hes not someone whos historically been a champion of either political camp, he was a humble person who despite his position and stature, was at ease with all kinds of people, and able to bring them together.


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