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American English: /ˈhəmbəl/
British English: /ˈhʌmb(ə)l/

Translation of humble in Spanish:


  • 1 (lowly, unpretentious)
    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.
  • 2 (meek, unassuming)
    in my humble opinion
    en mi modesta or humilde opinión
    your humble servant (at end of letter) [formal] [dated]
    su seguro servidor [formal] [dated]
    (in speech) (literary or humorous)
    un servidor/una servidora [dated] [humorous]
    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.

transitive verb

  • 1 (make humble)
    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
    Example sentences
    • 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.
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