Synonyms for humble
ˈhʌm bəl, ˈʌm-hum·ble
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Wiktionary2.0 / 1 vote
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.
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.
English Synonyms and Antonyms1.0 / 1 vote
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.
Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes
Princeton's WordNet3.6 / 5 votes
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"
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
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
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
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
humble, menial, lowlyadjective
used of unskilled work (especially domestic work)
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
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"
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
cause to be unpretentious
"This experience will humble him"
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
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"
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
Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes
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I would have to put him at the top of the list. He's the most humble person I know of, extremely humble, extremely responsible.
A vulgar mind is proud in prosperity and humble in adversity. A noble mind is humble in prosperity and proud in adversity.
Our humble demand is to ask for dialogue.
Al was a very humble captain, he was a very humble individual. He loved his family. He loved his community. He loved his job. The United Flight 232 crew became a family of his.
Never be haughty to the humble; never be humble to the haughty.
Translations for humble
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- сці́плы, скро́мныBelarusian
- смире́н, скро́менBulgarian
- humil, humiliarCatalan, Valencian
- pokořit, pokornýCzech
- ydmyg, ringagte, jordnær, nedgøre, ydmygeDanish
- bescheiden, einfach, demütig, demütigenGerman
- modesto, humildeSpanish
- tagasihoidlik, alandlikEstonian
- vaatimaton, nöyrä, nöyryyttääFinnish
- uiríseal, uirísligh, umhalIrish
- alázatos, megalázHungarian
- համեստ, պարկեշտArmenian
- rendah hati, merendahkanIndonesian
- humila, humileskarIdo
- umile, modesto, sminuire, terra terraItalian
- 低い, 卑屈, 低める, 謙遜, 小さい, 遜る, 謙虚Japanese
- ដែលខ្សត់ខ្សោយ, ដ៏ខ្សត់ខ្សោយ, ធ្វើអោយសុភាពKhmer
- 겸손하다, 경멸하다Korean
- damiddegLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- kuklus, kukliLithuanian
- покорен, смиренMacedonian
- bescheiden, deemoedigen, verlagen, modest, vernederen, deemoedig, humiliërenDutch
- beskjeden, ydmykNorwegian
- humilhar, humilde, diminuirPortuguese
- скро́мный, смире́нный, ро́бкий, поко́рныйRussian
- skroman, низак, скроман, nizakSerbo-Croatian
- blygsam, ödmjuka, anspråkslösSwedish
- khúm núm, hạ thấp, khiêm tốnVietnamese
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