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.

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

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. Frank Lloyd Wright:

    Early in life, I had to choose between honest arrogance and hypocritical humility. I chose honest arrogance and have seen no occasions to change.

  2. 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.

  3. Johathan Edwards:

    Nothing sets a person so much out of the devil's reach as humility.

  4. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Whether we like it or not, we are the dwarfs astride the shoulders of giants, and that's the only reason why we can see lot more and farther on the horizon than our predecessors could. Our accomplishments of greatest pride, like classic creations, amazing arts, wonderful writings, beautiful paintings, and ingenius inventions are all, in fact, the builds and extensions of the wisdom that came to us from our ancestors. We mastered their wisdom and moved above and beyond. We must gratefully recognize that it was their wisdom that enabled us to grow wiser, and to see farther than they could. It is foolish to think that we are able to see or do what we can today is because we are greater than they. We are merely the dwarfs who are uplifted and borne aloft on the giagantic stature of our predecessors. Accepting this truth with humility not only sets us free, but also keeps us firmly down to earth.

  5. Mwanandeke Kindembo:

    There is a sound of humility in the word 'under-standing'. Meditate upon it, then lower yourself to truly understand.

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    a consonant produced by stopping the flow of air at some point and suddenly releasing it
    • A. arbitrary
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