1. the state of being humble and unimportant
Syn: ↑unimportance, ↑obscureness, ↑lowliness
Derivationally related forms: ↑obscure (for: ↑obscureness), ↑unimportant (for: ↑unimportance), ↑humble
Hypernyms: ↑obscurity
2. a humble feeling

he was filled with humility at the sight of the Pope

Syn: ↑humility
Ant: ↑pride (for: ↑humility)
Hypernyms: ↑feeling
Hyponyms: ↑meekness, ↑submission, ↑self-depreciation
3. a disposition to be humble; a lack of false pride

not everyone regards humility as a virtue

Syn: ↑humility
Ant: ↑conceit (for: ↑humility)
Derivationally related forms: ↑humble, ↑humble (for: ↑humility)
Hypernyms: ↑trait
Hyponyms: ↑meekness, ↑subduedness
Attrubites: ↑humble

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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