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1. humble  (verb) 
cause to feel shame; hurt the pride of; "He humiliated his colleague by criticising him in front of the boss"

  Also known as: humiliate, mortify, chagrin, abase


  More Specific:
crush / smash / demolish - humiliate or depress completely
take down / degrade / disgrace / demean / put down - reduce in worth or character, usually verbally


  More Generic:
    hurt     wound     injure     bruise     offend     spite


2. humble  (verb) 
cause to be unpretentious; "This experience will humble him"



  More Specific:
efface - make inconspicuous


  More Generic:
    change     alter     modify


3. humble  (s) 
of low birth or station (`base'' is archaic in this sense); "baseborn wretches with dirty faces"; "of humble (or lowly) birth"

  Also known as: base, baseborn, lowly


  Similar:
    lowborn


4. humble  (adj) 
marked by meekness or modesty; not arrogant or prideful; "a humble apology"; "essentially humble...and self-effacing, he achieved the highest formal honors and distinctions"- B.K.Malinowski



  Adjective(s):
    humility     humbleness
  See Also:
    modest


  Similar:
    broken     crushed     humbled     humiliated     low     meek     mild     modest


  Opposite of:
    proud


5. humble  (s) 
used of unskilled work (especially domestic work)

  Also known as: menial, lowly


  Similar:
    unskilled


6. humble  (s) 
low or inferior in station or quality; "a humble cottage"; "a lowly parish priest"; "a modest man of the people"; "small beginnings"

  Also known as: low, lowly, modest, small


  Similar:
    inferior


 

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