Definition of humility in English:

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Pronunciation: /hjʊˈmɪlɪti/


[mass noun]
The quality of having a modest or low view of one’s importance: he needs the humility to accept that their way may be better
More example sentences
  • He is a man of modesty and humility above all else, and is obviously passionate about sport.
  • If the system was being managed with humility and dignity people could face the end reassured and at peace.
  • He is intelligent, engaging and nimbly treads the line between humility and false modesty.
modesty, humbleness, modestness, meekness, lack of pride, lack of vanity, diffidence, unassertiveness


Middle English: from Old French humilite, from Latin humilitas, from humilis (see humble).

Words that rhyme with humility

ability, agility, civility, debility, docility, edibility, facility, fertility, flexility, fragility, futility, gentility, hostility, imbecility, infantility, juvenility, liability, mobility, nihility, nobility, nubility, puerility, senility, servility, stability, sterility, tactility, tranquillity (US tranquility), usability, utility, versatility, viability, virility, volatility

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