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hu·mil·i·ty

 (hyo͞o-mĭl′ĭ-tē)
n.
The quality or condition of being humble.

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

humility

(hjuːˈmɪlɪtɪ)
n, pl -ties
the state or quality of being humble

hu•mil•i•ty

(hyuˈmɪl ɪ ti; often yu-)

n.
the quality or state of being humble; modest opinion of one's own importance or rank; meekness.
[1275–1325; Middle English humilite < Latin humilitās; see humble, -ty2]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.humility - a disposition to be humblehumility - a disposition to be humble; a lack of false pride; "not everyone regards humility as a virtue"
trait - a distinguishing feature of your personal nature
meekness, subduedness - a disposition to be patient and long suffering
conceitedness, vanity, conceit - the trait of being unduly vain and conceited; false pride
2.humility - a humble feeling; "he was filled with humility at the sight of the Pope"
feeling - the experiencing of affective and emotional states; "she had a feeling of euphoria"; "he had terrible feelings of guilt"; "I disliked him and the feeling was mutual"
meekness, submission - the feeling of patient, submissive humbleness
self-depreciation - a feeling of being of little worth
pride, pridefulness - a feeling of self-respect and personal worth

humility

noun modesty, diffidence, meekness, submissiveness, servility, self-abasement, humbleness, lowliness, unpretentiousness, lack of pride a deep sense of humility
pride, vanity, superiority, arrogance, disdain, presumption, conceit, pomposity, pretentiousness, snobbishness, haughtiness, superciliousness
Quotations
"Humility is the first of the virtues - for other people" [Oliver Wendell Holmes The Professor at the Breakfast Table]
"One may be humble out of pride" [Montaigne Essais]
"He that humbleth himself wishes to be exalted" [Friedrich Nietzsche Human, All Too Human]
"The first test of a truly great man is his humility" [John Ruskin Modern Painters]
"For whosoever exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted" Bible: St. Luke

humility

noun
Lack of vanity or self-importance:
Translations
تَواضُع
pokoraskromnost
beskedenhedydmyghed
nöyryys
hógværî, auîmÿkt
謙遜
겸손
pazemībapieticība
alçak gönüllülük

humility

[hjuːˈmɪlɪtɪ] Nhumildad f

humility

[hjuːˈmɪlɪti] nhumilité f

humility

nDemut f; (= unassumingness)Bescheidenheit f

humility

[hjuːˈmɪlɪtɪ] numiltà

humility

(hjuˈmiləti) noun
modesty; humbleness. Despite his powerful position in the government, he was still a man of great humility.

see also humble.