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Humble

Meanings and phrases

humble

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adj.
  1. low or inferior in station or quality; low; lowly; modest; small
  2. marked by meekness or modesty; not arrogant or prideful; - B.K.Malinowski
  3. of low birth or station (`base' is archaic in this sense); base; baseborn; lowly
  4. used of unskilled work (especially domestic work); menial; lowly

humble

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. cause to be unpretentious
  2. cause to feel shame; hurt the pride of; humiliate; mortify; chagrin; abase

humble plant

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. prostrate or semi-erect subshrub of tropical America, and Australia; heavily armed with recurved thorns and having sensitive soft grey-green leaflets that fold and droop at night or when touched or cooled; sensitive plant; touch-me-not; shame plant; live-and-die; action plant; Mimosa pudica

humble beginnings

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • His family was of humble beginnings but very close.
  • The Dalai Lama lineage started from humble beginnings.
  • College football in Arkansas began from humble beginnings.

humble origins

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The public education system started from humble origins.
  • Teichelmann came from humble origins.
  • He had the reputation there of appointing men of humble origins to positions of authority.
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