Definición de humble en inglés:

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Pronunciación: /ˈhəmbəl/

adjetivo (humbler, humblest)

1Having or showing a modest or low estimate of one’s own importance: he was humble about his stature as one of rock history’s most influential guitarists
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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.
1.1(Of an action or thought) offered with or affected by a modest estimate of one’s own 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.
2Of low social, administrative, or political rank: she came from a humble, unprivileged background
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  • He was from a humble social background, raised either in a village or an orphanage.
  • These official inscriptions were produced in substantial quantities, in contrast to the small number of inscriptions produced by more humble social groups.
  • The party's rise also provided an opportunity for people of humble social origins to enter politics.
lowly, working-class, lower-class, poor, undistinguished, mean, modest, ignoble, low-born, plebeian, underprivileged;
common, ordinary, simple, inferior, unremarkable, insignificant, inconsequential
2.1(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.


[with object]
1Lower (someone) in dignity or importance: I knew he had humbled himself to ask for my help
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  • Experiencing his mercy should humble us, fill us with gratitude, and move us to be merciful toward those around us.
  • But we should see it through to the very end, totally humble these people, then build them back up so they may actually give back to civilization.
  • I think that sometimes, that is what humbles me most.
mortify, shame, abash
informal cut down to size, deflate, make eat humble pie, take down a peg or two, settle someone's hash, make eat crow
1.1Decisively defeat (another team or competitor, typically one that was previously thought to be superior): he was humbled by his political opponents
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  • They suffered a shock defeat to Puerto Rico in the opening game before being humbled by eventual winners Argentina in the semi-finals.
  • The leaders of the Second Division were humbled to a 94 run defeat at home to Pendle Forest.
  • They currently stand proudly atop Group A - but can they humble the hosts to stay there?



eat humble pie

Make a humble apology and accept humiliation.
Humble pie is from a pun based on umbles 'offal', considered inferior food
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • 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.

my humble abode

Used to refer to one’s home with an ironic or humorous show of modesty or humility.
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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.



Pronunciación: /ˈhəmb(ə)lnəs/
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • 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.


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

  • A word that goes back to Latin humilis ‘low, lowly, base’, also found in humility (Middle English), which was formed from humus ‘earth’. English adopted it from French in the Middle Ages. Before the mid 19th century there was no humility involved in eating humble pie. Humble pie was more correctly umble pie, made from the ‘umbles’ or innards of a deer of other animal. People considered offal to be inferior food, so began to pun on the similar-sounding humble. The first recorded example of to eat humble pie, ‘to make a humble apology and accept humiliation’, is from a collection of the dialect of East Anglia, published in 1830.

Palabras que riman con humble

bumble, crumble, fumble, grumble, jumble, mumble, rough-and-tumble, rumble, scumble, stumble, tumble, umbel

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División en sílabas: hum·ble

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