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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

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. Charles Baudelaire:

    If photography is allowed to stand in for art in some of its functions it will soon supplant or corrupt it completely thanks to the natural support it will find in the stupidity of the multitude. It must return to its real task, which is to be the servant of the sciences and the arts, but the very humble servant, like printing and shorthand which have neither created nor supplanted literature.

  2. Shanice Williams:

    I keep getting that. I'm happy, stay humble, live in the moment and take everything one step at a time.

  3. Khabib Nurmagomedov:

    Right now, I feel this hunger, i feel this motivation, this fire, and thats why I stay focused. I want to stay busy. I want to stay hungry. I want to stay focused, humble. This is the key.

  4. Golda Meir:

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

  5. Sigmund Freud:

    Whoever loves becomes humble. Those who love have, so to speak, pawned a part of their narcissism.

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