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humble

Pronunciación: /ˈhʌmbəl/

Traducción de humble en español:

adjective/adjetivo

  • 1.1 (lowly, unpretentious) [origins/cottage/folk] humilde, modesto he worked as a humble office clerk era un humilde empleado de oficina
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    1.2 (meek, unassuming) [person] modesto, humilde in my humble opinion en mi modesta or humilde opinión your humble servant (at end of letter) [formal] [dated/anticuado] su seguro servidor [formal] [anticuado] (in speech) [liter or hum], un servidor/una servidora [anticuado] [humorous/humorístico]
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    1.3 (deferential) [apology/request] humilde eat 1 1

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1.1 (make humble) [person] darle* una lección de humildad a he must humble himself before God debe acercarse a Dios con humildad a humbling experience una lección de humildad 1.2 (humiliate) humillar

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