Definitions and translations for "humble"

Definition of humble

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Adjective
1. Near the ground; not high or lofty; not pretentious or magnificent; unpretending; unassuming; as, a humble cottage.
Thy humble nest built on the ground. -Cowley.
2. Thinking lowly of oneself; claiming little for oneself; not proud, arrogant, or assuming; modest.
God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble. Jas. iv. 6.
She should be humble who would please. -Prior.
Without a humble imitation of the divine Author of our . . . religion we can never hope to be a happy nation. -Washington.
Verb
3. To bring low; to reduce the power, independence, or exaltation of; to lower; to abase; to humiliate.
Here, take this purse, thou whom the heaven's plagues have humbled to all strokes. -Shak.
The genius which humbled six marshals of France. -Macaulay.
4. To make humble or lowly in mind; to abase the pride or arrogance of; to reduce the self-sufficiency of; to make meek and submissive; -- often used reflexively.
Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you. 1 Pet. Ch 5: v. 6.
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English - English - humble

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v. humiliate, embarrass, shame; subdue, abase
adj. unpretentious, poor, simple; modest, not prideful; submissive, deferential, meek
adj. humble, lowly, meek, poor

English - Spanish - humble

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v. humillar, apocar, poner por el suelo, postrar, rebajar
adj. humilde, sin pretensiones; de humilde extracción

English - French - humble

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v. humilier; soumettre; mortifier
adj. pauvre, modeste, humble; misérable, indigent

English - German - humble

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v. erniedrigen, demütigen; unterwerfen
adj. arm, bescheiden; demütig, dürftig

English - Indonesian - humble

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v. menghinakan, merendahkan, memperkejikan
a. rendah hati, rendah, berkhidmat, malu, malu-malu, segan, takut-takutan, hina, miskin, sederhana

English - Italian - humble

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v. umiliare, mortificare, avvilire; (rifl) umiliarsi, fare atto di sottomissione; sottomettere
agg. umile, modesto; remissivo, sottomesso; povero; meschino, vile, misero

English - Polish - humble

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v. upokarzać, poniżyć, upokorzyć
a. pokorny, skromny, niski, potulny, niepokaźny, czuły {bot.}

English - Portuguese - humble

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v. humilhar, mortificar, abater, deprimir
adj. pobre, humilde; miserável; sem recursos

English - Romanian - humble

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v. înjosi, umili
a. umil, plecat, supus, simplu, modest, înjosit, sărăcăcios, umilit

English - Russian - humble

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г. смирить, смириться, унизить
прил. скромный, застенчивый, робкий, смиренный, покорный, простой, бессловесный, бедный, униженный, безрогий

English - Turkish - humble

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s. alçakgönüllü, mütevazi, alçak, nâçiz, basit

English - Ukrainian - humble

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v. упокорювати, принижувати, осоромлювати, низити
a. скромний, соромливий, покірливий, раболіпний, невимогливий

French - English - humble

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adj. humble, lowly, meek, poor

English - Dutch - humble

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ww. vernederen, neerhalen, neerslachtig maken
bn. arm; bescheiden, nederig; armoedig; pover

English - Greek - humble

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ρήμ. ταπεινώνω
επίθ. ακαύχητος, σεμνός, ταπεινός

French - Spanish - humble

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(caractère) humilde; modesto

French - German - humble

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adj. demütig

French - Italian - humble

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(caractère) umile; modesto

French - Portuguese - humble

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(caractère) humilde; modesto

French - Russian - humble

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a. покорный, смиренный, безответный

French - Turkish - humble

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alçakgönüllü, mütevazı; gösterişsiz

French - Dutch - humble

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(caractère) nederig; bescheiden; ootmoedig; pretentieloos

English - Arabic - humble

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‏ذل، هزم على نحو حاسم‏
‏وضيع، متواضع، وديع، ذليل‏

English - Chinese - humble

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(动) 使...卑下; 贬抑; 挫
(形) 卑下的, 粗陋的, 谦逊的

English - Chinese - humble

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(動) 使...卑下; 貶抑; 挫
(形) 卑下的, 粗陋的, 謙遜的

English - Hindi - humble

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v. नम्र करना
a. सविनय, विनीत, विनयपूर्ण, नम्र, अथम

English - Japanese - humble

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(形) 謙虚な; 低い; 粗末な
(動) 謙虚にさせる; 卑しめる

English - Korean - humble

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동. 경멸하다
형. 하찮은, 보잘 것 없는,불쌍한, 비천한; 겸손한, 자만하지 않는; 순종적인, 얌전한, 유순한

English - Vietnamese - humble

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v. làm nhục, làm xấu hổ, lăng nhục
a. khiêm tốn, từ tốn, nhún nhường, tầm thường
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Verb forms for humble
Present participle: humbling
Present: humble (3.person: humbles)
Past: humbled
Future: will humble
Present conditional: would humble
Present Perfect: have humbled (3.person: has humbled)
Past Perfect: had humbled
Future Perfect: will have humbled
Past conditional: would have humbled