Definitions

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  • n. Humility; the property of being humble.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The quality of being humble; humility; meekness.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state of being humble or low; humility; meekness.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the state of being humble and unimportant
  • n. a disposition to be humble; a lack of false pride
  • n. a humble feeling

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Examples

  • Also, humbleness is a good quality to immortalize, especially in these troubled times.

    Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough | clusterflock

  • You have changed all of our lives for the better, brought us much happiness and new adventures, and always showed us a what true love and humbleness is about on this road we travel.

    se reposer sur ses lauriers - French Word-A-Day

  • In many respects, this humbleness translates into people realizing that he is authentic and that he is nice.

    Russ Edelman: Can Nice Guys Get The Oval Office?

  • He was, indeed, as Dr. Lavendar said, a man of humble mind; and yet with his humbleness was a serene certainty would have been impossible to John Fenn, who measured every man's chance of salvation by his own theological yardstick, or even to Dr. Lavendar, who thought salvation unmeasurable.

    The Voice

  • He was, indeed, as Dr. Lavendar said, a man of humble mind; and yet with his humbleness was a serene certainty of belief as to his soul's welfare that would have been impossible to John Fenn, who measured every man's chance of salvation by his own theological yardstick, or even to Dr. Lavendar, who thought salvation unmeasurable.

    The Voice

  • I can't understand what you have seen in me that makes you believe anything could change me towards you, "he added with a kind of humbleness that touched her.

    A Chance Acquaintance

  • To Pastor Wheaton, who graciously consented to assume responsibility for my body, I appreciate your humbleness and willingness to help this sinner.

    Miracles, Inc.

  • Despite her humbleness and silence, people could not help but be moved by her sheer presence.

    Michaela Haas: The Lamp Of The Teachings Shines On: One Of The Greatest Female Tibetan Buddhist Masters Dies

  • It is founded on a depth of essential understanding and a capacity for humbleness (read: open-minded acceptance) that allows them to grasp, interpret and illuminate.

    10 posts from December 2009

  • Obama should've consulted with him before deciding -, a signal of humbleness he might have sent, rather than listening only to the weak Dems 'advice, people well-known for their low performance in conflict management.

    McCain challenges Obama

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