noun hu·mil·i·ty \hyü-ˈmi-lə-tē, yü-\

: the quality or state of not thinking you are better than other people : the quality or state of being humble

Full Definition of HUMILITY

:  the quality or state of being humble

Examples of HUMILITY

  1. He accepted the honor with humility.
  2. The ordeal taught her humility.

First Known Use of HUMILITY

14th century
HUMILITY Defined for Kids


noun hu·mil·i·ty \hyü-ˈmi-lə-tē, yü-\

Definition of HUMILITY for Kids

:  the quality of being humble <She accepted the award with humility.>


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