self-hum·​bling | \ ˌself-ˈhəm-b(ə-)liŋ How to pronounce self-humbling (audio) \

Definition of self-humbling

: 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

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self-humbling noun
… annoyed by the self-regard posing as self-humbling on screen … — Inkoo Kang

First Known Use of self-humbling

1658, in the meaning defined above

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“Self-humbling.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Sep. 2020.

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