What does Humility mean?

Definitions for Humility
hyuˈmɪl ɪ ti; often yu-Hu·mil·i·ty

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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.

    Etymology: 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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Humility

    hū-mil′i-ti, n. the state or quality of being humble: lowliness of mind: modesty. [O. Fr. humilite—L. humilitat-emhumilis, low.]

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

    The act and quality of being humble.

    Humility is a beautiful quality that we all are grateful for.

    Submitted by MaryC on June 2, 2020  

How to pronounce Humility?

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How to say Humility in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Humility in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Humility in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of Humility in a Sentence

  1. William S. Burroughs:

    Humility is indeed beatness, a compulsory virtue that no one exhibits unless he has to.

  2. Shawn Evans:

    You know what it really does? It gives you a great appreciation for the humility of human circumstances, if you really approach it honestly, you and I would do the same thing.

  3. Frank Wells:

    I thought he had got a Chinese fortune cook that said something like( humility was the final achievement) not his quote but he kept it on his desk he died way to soon such a great businessman

  4. Saint Vincent de Paul:

    Humility is nothing but truth, and pride is nothing but lying.

  5. B. J. Gupta:

    God, give me courage to do what I can, humility to admit what I can't, and wisdom to know the difference.

Images & Illustrations of Humility

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