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humble

adjective

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1 not having or showing any feelings of superiority, self-assertiveness, or showiness
  • a medical scientist who remained remarkably humble even after winning the Nobel Prize
  • even though she'd been proven wrong, her attitude was still far from humble

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2 belonging to the class of people of low social or economic rank
  • a humble peasant girl who claimed she was chosen by God to restore the French king to his throne

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3 showing, expressing, or offered in a spirit of humility or unseemly submissiveness
  • please accept my humble thanks for this unexpected favor

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humble

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The first known use of humble was in the 13th century

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“Humble.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/humble. Accessed 26 Sep. 2020.

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