Share this entry


Synonyms of humble in English:


  • 1 her bearing was very humble and apologetic
    meek, deferential, respectful, submissive, self-effacing, unassertive, unpresuming;
    obsequious, sycophantic, servile;
    Scottish  mim
    archaic resistless
    [Antonyms] proud, overbearing
  • 2 she came from a humble, unprivileged background
    low-ranking, low, lowly, lower-class, plebeian, proletarian, working-class, undistinguished, poor, mean, ignoble, of low birth, low-born, of low rank;
    common, commonplace, ordinary, simple, inferior, unimportant, unremarkable, insignificant, inconsequential
    informal plebby
    archaic baseborn
    [Antonyms] noble
  • 3 welcome to my humble abode
    unpretentious, modest, unostentatious, plain, simple, ordinary
    [Antonyms] grand
  • verb

    Back to top  
  • 1 I knew he had humbled himself to ask for my help
    humiliate, abase, demean, belittle, lower, degrade, debase, bring down, bring low;
    mortify, shame, put to shame, abash, subdue, chasten, make someone eat humble pie, take down a peg or two
    informal put down, cut down to size, settle someone's hash
    North American informal make someone eat crow
  • 2 Wales were humbled at Cardiff Arms Park by Romania
    defeat, beat, beat hollow, crush, trounce, conquer, vanquish, rout, smash, overwhelm, get the better of, give a drubbing to, bring someone to their knees
    North American informal shellac, blow out, cream, skunk
    US informal own
    [Antonyms] be victorious over
  • Share this entry

    What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

    Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.