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, humblenessnoun

    a disposition to be humble; a lack of false pride

    "not everyone regards humility as a virtue"

  2. humility, humblenessnoun

    a humble feeling

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

Wiktionary

  1. humilitynoun

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

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Humilitynoun

    Etymology: humilité, French.

    When we make profession of our faith, we stand; when we acknowledge our sins, or seek unto God for favour, we fall down; because the gesture of constancy becometh us best in the one, in the other the behaviour of humility. Richard Hooker.

    I do not know that Englishman alive,
    With whom my soul is any jot at odds,
    More than the infant that is born to-night;
    I thank my God for my humility. William Shakespeare, Richard III.

    What the height of a king tempteth to revenge, the humility of a Christian teacheth to forgive. Charles I .

    The humility of the style gained them many friends. Edward Hyde.

    There are some that use
    Humility to serve their pride, and seem
    Humble upon their way, to be the prouder
    At their wish’d journey’s end. John Denham, Sophy.

    It is an easy matter, when there is no danger of a trial, to extol humility in the midst of honours, or to begin a fast after dinner. Robert South, Sermons.

    As high turrets, for their airy steep,
    Require foundations in proportion deep;
    And lofty cedars as far upwards shoot,
    As to the nether heavens they drive the root;
    So low did her secure foundation lye,
    She was not humble, but humility. Dryden.

    With these humilities they satisfied the young king, and by their bowing and bending avoided the present storm. Davies.

Wikipedia

  1. Humility

    Humility is the quality of being humble. Dictionary definitions accentuate humility as a low self-regard and sense of unworthiness. In a religious context humility can mean a recognition of self in relation to a deity (i.e. God), and subsequent submission to that deity as a member of that religion. Outside of a religious context, humility is defined as being "unselved", a liberation from consciousness of self, a form of temperance that is neither having pride (or haughtiness) nor indulging in self-deprecation.Humility is an outward expression of an appropriate inner, or self regard, and is contrasted with humiliation which is an imposition, often external, of shame upon a person. Humility may be misappropriated as ability to suffer humiliation through self-denouncements which in itself remains focused on self rather than low self-focus.Humility, in various interpretations, is widely seen as a virtue which centers on low self-preoccupation, or unwillingness to put oneself forward, so it is in many religious and philosophical traditions, it contrasts with narcissism, hubris and other forms of pride and is an idealistic and rare intrinsic construct that has an extrinsic side.

ChatGPT

  1. humility

    Humility is a personal quality or characteristic that involves a modest and humble view of oneself, acknowledging and accepting one's limitations and flaws without arrogance or excessive pride. It is often associated with a sense of selflessness, respect for others, and an open-mindedness to learn from others' experiences and perspectives.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Humilitynoun

    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. Humilitynoun

    an act of submission or courtesy

Wikidata

  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  

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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. Mickey Mehta:

    However hard you try one can never be a great Hindu, Muslim, Christian, or whatever. One can only be a great unbranded soul once the soul becomes refined, undefined. It simply dissolves its greatness into humility personified, ego neutralized, and gets eternally MickeyMized.

  2. CLIFFORD VILLALON:

    The world will remember you for your simplicity and humility!

  3. Jean Baptiste Lacordaire:

    Real excellence and humility are not incompatible one with the other, on the contrary they are twin sisters.

  4. Mickey Mehta:

    Mickey Mehta says, "If you are deep rooted in humility you get better fruited in simplicity thus MickeyMizing your personality with adulation!" Share this for getting more humans grounded.

  5. Martin Cetron:

    We have to have humility and appreciate that it may be different. We can't just assume that what we know from previous viruses will always apply.

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