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  

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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. Donald Trump:

    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.

  2. Debasish Mridha, M.D.:

    Confidence is good, but confidence with humility is far better.

  3. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    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

  4. Hazlitt:

    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.

  5. Dr. William Claire Menninger:

    Six essential qualities that are the key to success Sincerity, personal integrity, humility, courtesy, wisdom, charity.

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