Definitions for humilityhyuˈmɪl ɪ ti; often yu-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

hu•mil•i•tyhyuˈmɪl ɪ ti; often yu-(n.)

  1. the quality or state of being humble; modest opinion of one's own importance or rank; meekness.

Origin of humility:

1275–1325; ME humilite < L humilitās; see humble , -ty2

Princeton's WordNet

  1. humility, humbleness(noun)

    a disposition to be humble; a lack of false pride

    "not everyone regards humility as a virtue"

  2. humility, humbleness(noun)

    a humble feeling

    "he was filled with humility at the sight of the Pope"

Wiktionary

  1. humility(Noun)

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

  2. Origin: From humilite, from umilité, from humilitas, from humilis; see humble.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Humility(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

  2. Humility(noun)

    an act of submission or courtesy

Freebase

  1. Humility

    Humility is the quality of being modest or respectful. Humility, in various interpretations, is widely seen as a virtue in many religious and philosophical traditions, being connected with notions of egolessness.

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. humility

    1. The slippered patience of the disinherited. 2. The grogginess of the Ego. 3. To recede to the very bottom of one's own littleness. 4. The Marseillaise of the disappointed. 5. The odor of sanctity. 6. An Iago in plush and lavender. 7. Pride getting ready for a Pounce.

Editors Contribution

  1. humility

    it's the pie you eat when you're wrong


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

humility(noun)

modesty; humbleness

Despite his powerful position in the government, he was still a man of great humility.

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