Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The quality or condition of being humble.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The state or character of being humble; freedom from pride and arrogance; lowliness of mind; a low estimate of one's self; self-abasement.
  • noun . An act of submission.
  • noun A name of several different tattlers or totanine birds of the family Scolopacidæ.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The state or quality of being humble; freedom from pride and arrogance; lowliness of mind; a modest estimate of one's own worth; a sense of one's own unworthiness through imperfection and sinfulness; self-abasement; humbleness.
  • noun An act of submission or courtesy.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The characteristic of being humble; humbleness in character and behavior.

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

  • noun a humble feeling
  • noun a disposition to be humble; a lack of false pride

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English humilite, from Old French, from Late Latin humilitās, from humilis, humble; see humble.]

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From Middle English humilite, from Old French (h)umilité, from Latin humilitas ("lowness, meanness, baseness, in Late Latin humility"), from humilis ("low, lowly, humble, earth"); see humble.

Examples

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  • Hitler was not noted for his humility.

    February 15, 2013