self-hum·​bling ˌself-ˈhəm-b(ə-)liŋ How to pronounce self-humbling (audio)
: acting or serving to make oneself humble
self-humbling acts of political appeasement and compromise …Conrad Black
Instead of a mighty autocrat, it portrays God as a self-humbling servant, content to let the universe evolve and novelty emerge.Jeremy Manier
self-humbling noun
… annoyed by the self-regard posing as self-humbling on screen … Inkoo Kang

Word History

First Known Use

1658, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of self-humbling was in 1658

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Cite this Entry

“Self-humbling.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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