humble

/ˈhʌmbəl/

  • not proud
    1. Despite all his achievements, he has remained humble.
    2. He is very humble about his achievements.
    3. She is too humble to let praise go to her head.
    4. a very humble person
  • given or said in a way that shows you do not think you are better than other people
    1. a humble request
    2. Please accept my humble apologies.
    3. (sometimes humorous) In my humble opinion [=in my opinion], he is the most talented actor on the stage today.
    4. Her humble suggestion is that we review the data more carefully.
  • showing that you do not think of yourself as better than other people
    1. a humble attitude/manner
  • not high in rank or status
    1. He comes from a humble background.
    2. She's not ashamed of her humble beginnings.
  • not special, fancy, or expensive
    1. a meal made of humble ingredients
    2. Welcome to our humble home/abode.
  • Verb
  • to make (someone) feel less important or proud
    1. The experience humbled him.
    2. Her success has humbled her critics.
  • to easily defeat (someone or something) in a way that is surprising or not expected
    1. Last year's champion was humbled by an unknown newcomer.
  • to do or say something which shows that you know you have been wrong, have behaved with too much pride, etc.
    1. He needs to humble himself and ask for their forgiveness.

Những từ liên quan với HUMBLE

modest, shy, respectful, disgrace, obscure, crush, chasten, ordinary, courteous, polite, simple, sheepish, gentle