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.
Origin: 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.
it's the pie you eat when you're wrong
The numerical value of humility in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of humility in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
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- Demut, BescheidenheitGerman
- kerendahan hatiIndonesian
- auðmýkt, hógværðIcelandic
- umilitate, umilințăRomanian
- skromnost, poniznost, skrušenost, smernostSerbo-Croatian
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