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Synonyms for humble
ˈhʌm bəl, ˈʌm-hum·ble

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Wiktionary2.0 / 1 vote

  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 Antonyms1.0 / 1 vote

  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 Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. humble

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

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

Princeton's WordNet3.6 / 5 votes

  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 Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  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 Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. humbleadjective

    Synonyms:
    lowly, meek, modest, unassuming, unpretentious

  2. humbleverb

    Synonyms:
    humiliate, debase, abase, degrade

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "humble":

    modest, lowly, humbling, respectful, frail, meek

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How to use humble in a sentence?

  1. Hillary Clinton:

    I think there are many different ways of exercising your faith, but I do believe that in many areas judgment should be left to God, being more open, tolerant and respectful of people who have different life experiences is part of what makes me humble about my faith.

  2. Loren Weisman:

    Consider exchanging the claims, promises and guarantees for authentic, humble and engaging content.

  3. Edgar Berger:

    Joe Cocker is a legendary artist of rock and blues history and yet he was one of the most humble men I've ever met, his iconic voice will forever be etched in our memories and our thoughts go out to Joe’s wife Pam and his family at this difficult time. Joe will live on in the hearts of millions of fans around the world.

  4. Gianluigi Nuzzi:

    C-l-a-r-i-t-y. That is what's done in the most humble companies and we have to do it, too.

  5. Melvin Graham:

    He’s in God’s hands now, if he turns his life around, if he makes a humble confession to God, when he gets there he can join my sister and the other eight in heaven.


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