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humble

hum·ble

humble

 
 
pronunciation:
huhm bl
parts of speech:
adjective, verb
features:
Word History
part of speech: adjective
inflections: humbler, humblest
definition 1: not proud; modest.
Although he was rich and powerful, he remained a humble man.
synonyms:
modest
antonyms:
arrogant, conceited, haughty, proud, superior
similar words:
simple
definition 2: low in cost, rank, or position; simple.
Our humble home is small and cozy.Even a humble job is important to the community.
synonyms:
modest
antonyms:
grand, noble
similar words:
common, ordinary
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: humbled, humbles, humbling
definition: to bring down; make humble.
The proud coach was humbled by his team's loss.
synonyms:
humiliate
similar words:
disgrace, embarrass, put to shame, shame
derivations: humblingly (adv.), humbly (adv.), humbleness (n.), humbler (n.)
Word History
The words humble and human both go back to humus, the Latin word for "earth" or "soil."