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Synonyms for humble
ˈhʌm bəl, ˈʌm-hum·ble

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Wiktionary

  1. humbleverb

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

  2. humbleverb

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

  3. humbleverb

    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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. humble, low, lowly, modest, smalladjective

    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. humbleadjective

    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, lowlyadjective

    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, lowlyverb

    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. humbleverb

    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, abaseverb

    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

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. humbleadjective

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

  2. humbleadjective

    Synonyms:
    low, not high, not great

  3. humbleverb

    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. humbleadjective

    Synonyms:
    lowly, meek, modest, unassuming, unpretentious

  2. humbleverb

    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. Emeasoba George:

    A successful person is not just someone who is rich, popular, highly educated or financially buoyant. it is actually someone who is real, humble and kind to others. -Emeasoba George

  2. Christina Aguilera:

    People like to see someone start from humble beginnings, which I think we all did, [On 'The Voice'], you get to see [the contestants'] families. It's human. And it's real… The tears you see that are dried are real tears.

  3. Saint Bernard:

    It is no great thing to be humble when you are brought low; but to be humble when you are praised is a great and rare attainment.

  4. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    Old age is a humble victory in this killing universe.

  5. Kelly Ripa:

    Working with your friends is a great privilege. It is a joy, and I have to say that it is a rare thing to work with a guy who is so authentic and fun and joyful and humble and generous and kind to everyone, what you see of Ryan Seacrest on the air is the person Ryan Seacrest is backstage, which is a unique thing.


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