Definición de humble en inglés:


Saltos de línea: hum¦ble
Pronunciación: /ˈhʌmb(ə)l

adjetivo (humbler, humblest)

  • 1Having or showing a modest or low estimate of one’s importance: I felt very humble when meeting her
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    • He's so humble and modest; I'm someone who literally brags when he goes to the gym, so it's pretty cool to come across such selflessness.
    • Can you be stinking rich and love yourself and be proud of yourself and yet be humble and modest as well?
    • These executives and managers are humble, fearless, modest, and willful with endless reserves of energy.
    meek, deferential, respectful, submissive, self-effacing, unassertive, unpresuming; modest, unassuming, self-deprecating, free from vanity, hiding one's light under a bushel; obsequious, sycophantic, servile; Scottish mim
    archaic resistless
  • 1.1(Of an action or thought) offered with or affected by a modest estimate of one’s importance: my humble apologies
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    • All this was attended to in a professional and caring manner, whilst offering humble apologies for the state of the equipment they were forced to endure.
    • At that point, offer your humble apologies and cancel the message.
    • In my humble opinion, a beard can perform double duty as being a source of comfort and enjoyment, as well as looking sharp.
  • 3(Of a thing) of modest pretensions or dimensions: he built the business empire from humble beginnings
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    • They then proceeded to torch the humble dwellings of the farm workers, presumably to ensure that they would not try to return to the village.
    • Even though my dwelling is both humble and modest I still find the quarterly levy feels like more than I can afford.
    • Despite their humble beginnings, they are an internationally recognised and respected organisation.


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eat humble pie

Make a humble apology and accept humiliation: he will have to eat humble pie at training after being sent off for punching
[humble pie is from a pun based on umbles 'offal', considered inferior food]
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  • The paper decides to eat humble pie, giving it a front page story and an apology, which seems to be 15 years too late.
  • Now, seven years later, we're eating humble pie.
  • This Board will not be eating humble pie as he suggested.

one's humble abode

Used to refer to one’s home with an ironic or humorous show of modesty: how to transform your humble abode into a top totty student bedroom in minutes!
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  • I refer primarily to my humble abode, which is such a disaster that I fear I may come home to find the cats have run away to protest conditions.
  • To celebrate a relative's 80th birthday the whole family descended en-masse to our humble abode.
  • Currently, we don't even have a TV in my humble abode.

your humble servant

archaic or • humorous Used at the end of a letter or as a form of ironic courtesy: your most humble servant, George Porter
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  • Sponsor me and I'll be your humble servant for 24 hours on July 26th.
  • Until next month I remain your humble servant.
  • I declare myself to be only your humble servant.



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  • She is truly a great lady and she seems to have kept her humility and humbleness with consultants in spite of the millions of dollars generated.
  • In all aspects of life, humility and humbleness are admired.
  • I feel this humbleness is exactly what Americans need.


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  • I will be the first to openly admit where my guilt lies in this matter, and have humbly admitted this to all who have become involved.
  • Rather than tearing at each others's throats, therefore, we should humbly admit our limitations.
  • I humbly ask that these and 68 similar offences are taken into consideration.


Middle English: from Old French, from Latin humilis 'low, lowly', from humus 'ground'.

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