What does humility mean?

Definitions for humilityhyuˈmɪl ɪ ti; often yu-

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word humility.

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"


  1. humility(Noun)

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

  2. Origin: 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


  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

    it's the pie you eat when you're wrong


  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Amenorhu kwaku:

    Humility pays.

  2. sindiswa matyobeni:

    Remember humility on your way up

  3. James M. Barrie:

    Life is a long lesson in humility.

  4. William Ellery Channing:

    True love is the parent of humility.

  5. Lawrence Peter Berra:

    It ain't the heat, it's the humility.

Images & Illustrations of humility

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