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.

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

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  

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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. President Obama:

    Ed is defined by a deep sense of humility, he doesn't seek the spotlight, in fact he shuns it. He's the consummate quiet professional, today's ceremony is truly unique -- a rare opportunity for the American people to get a glimpse of a special breed of warrior that so often serves in the shadows.

  2. John Roberts:

    I have great respect for our public officials. After all, they speak for the people and that commands a certain degree of humility from those of us in the judicial branch who do not. We do not speak for the people, but we speak for the Constitution. Our role is very clear. We are to interpret the laws and Constitution of the United States and ensure that the political branches act within them.

  3. Matthew Stover:

    Somehow Luke understood - in a way that Lando never had, that Hand and Leia and Chewbacca had simply never grasped - just how dark a place the universe really was. Lando guessed that was where Luke got his humility. His kindness. His gentle faith that people could change for the better. That must have been why he rarely smiled, and almost never made jokes. Because the goodness was all he really had. It was his lifeline. The rope to which he clung, dangling over the abyss.

  4. James M. Barrie:

    Life is a long lesson in humility.

  5. CLIFFORD VILLALON:

    The world will remember you for your simplicity and humility!

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