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humility

Line breaks: hu¦mil|ity
Pronunciation: /hjʊˈmɪlɪti
 
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Definition of humility in English:

noun

[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.
Synonyms
modesty, humbleness, modestness, meekness, lack of pride, lack of vanity, diffidence, unassertiveness

Origin

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

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