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HUMILITY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does humility mean? 

HUMILITY (noun)
  The noun HUMILITY has 2 senses:

1. a disposition to be humble; a lack of false pride
2. a humble feeling

  Familiarity information: HUMILITY used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


HUMILITY (noun)


Sense 1humility [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A disposition to be humble; a lack of false pride

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

humility; humbleness

Context example:

not everyone regards humility as a virtue

Hypernyms ("humility" is a kind of...):

trait (a distinguishing feature of your personal nature)

Attribute:

humble (marked by meekness or modesty; not arrogant or prideful)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "humility"):

meekness; subduedness (a disposition to be patient and long suffering)

Antonym:

pride (the trait of being spurred on by a dislike of falling below your standards)


Sense 2humility [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A humble feeling

Classified under:

Nouns denoting feelings and emotions

Synonyms:

humbleness; humility

Context example:

he was filled with humility at the sight of the Pope

Hypernyms ("humility" is a kind of...):

feeling (the experiencing of affective and emotional states)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "humility"):

meekness; submission (the feeling of patient submissive humbleness)

self-depreciation (a feeling of being of little worth)

Antonym:

pride (a feeling of self-respect and personal worth)


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