a disposition to be humble; a lack of false pride
"not everyone regards humility as a virtue"
a humble feeling
"he was filled with humility at the sight of the Pope"
The characteristic of being humble; humbleness in character and behavior.
Etymology: From humilite, from umilité, from humilitas, from humilis; see humble.
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
an act of submission or courtesy
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
hū-mil′i-ti, n. the state or quality of being humble: lowliness of mind: modesty. [O. Fr. humilite—L. humilitat-em—humilis, low.]
The Roycroft Dictionary
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.
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
The numerical value of Humility in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of Humility in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Examples of Humility in a Sentence
Just got back from church and it was good, it was really good, i learned something. We talked about humility at church today, I don't know if that was aimed at me, perhaps. Now I don't think the church knew I was coming so maybe it was just by luck that we talked about humility.
Confidence is good, but confidence with humility is far better.
Lust will die from a decrease in hormones. Anger will die of maturity. Gluttony will die of disease and despair. Pride and vanity will die of loneliness. Despondency will die from being bored. Greed will die of love. Envy will die of humility. Human vices are the folly of youth. Author: Musin Almat Zhumabekovich
Obstinate silence implies either a mean opinion of ourselves, or a contempt for our company; and it is the more provoking, as others do not know to which of these causes to attribute it?whether humility or pride.
Six essential qualities that are the key to success Sincerity, personal integrity, humility, courtesy, wisdom, charity.
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- Demut, BescheidenheitGerman
- kerendahan hatiIndonesian
- auðmýkt, hógværðIcelandic
- 謙遜, 謙虚Japanese
- umilitate, umilințăRomanian
- skromnost, poniznost, skrušenost, smernostSerbo-Croatian
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