Definition of 'humble'
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She especially wants to give more people from humble backgrounds a chance of climbing the social ladder. The Sun (2016)He was a humble man. Times, Sunday Times (2016)They're all very humble people, all looking to work hard. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It was a humbling experience for the England bowlers, but it is the batsmen who will have to exceed themselves. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Their poppy take on folk music is at its most stripped back on this humble little track. The Sun (2016)We must graciously serve one another in equally humble ways. Christianity Today (2000)The implications were instantly absorbed and a humbling apology was delivered. Times, Sunday Times (2010)When did the humble bicycle become so stylish? Times, Sunday Times (2007)You feel very humbled and proud to be asked to come back. Times, Sunday Times (2011)These humble people are frequently exploited by their selfish colleagues. Times, Sunday Times (2012)In the old days presidents of humble background prided themselves on being born in log cabins. Times, Sunday Times (2008)In victory they were humble and in defeat superb. The Sun (2012)Once again they show their contempt for the humble working man and woman. The Sun (2012)Does it feel just a little bit humble? Times, Sunday Times (2007)The humble gilet has become the wardrobe staple for a certain kind of woman. Times, Sunday Times (2014)She proves that people with humble beginnings can rise high in the business world. The Sun (2006)It was one of the most humbling experiences of my life. THE DOG LISTENER: Learning the Language of your Best Friend (2002)He came from a very humble background but clawed his way to success. The Sun (2014)Education transformed his life, moving him far away from his humble beginnings. Times, Sunday Times (2011)My father was very polite, humble and courteous and people respected him for that. Times, Sunday Times (2006)If anything, the humbling defeat should serve notice that improvements are urgently required. Times, Sunday Times (2007)A guy with real courage will be humble and walk away. Times, Sunday Times (2008)I am very proud and humbled to work with these guys. The Sun (2013)This new freedom offers the opportunity of choice and was, in my humble opinion, worth fighting for. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Choose a white form if you want to add a bit more light to proceedings but, in my humble opinion, speckled purple is the best. Times, Sunday Times (2013)
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Translations for 'humble'
British English: humble /ˈhʌmbl/ ADJECTIVE
A humble person is not proud and does not believe that they are better than other people.
He gave a great performance, but he was very humble.
- American English: humble
- Arabic: مُتَوَاضِعٌ
- Brazilian Portuguese: humilde
- Chinese: 谦虚的
- Croatian: skroman
- Czech: pokorný
- Danish: ydmyg
- Dutch: bescheiden
- European Spanish: humilde
- Finnish: nöyrä
- French: humble
- German: bescheiden
- Greek: ταπεινός
- Italian: umile
- Japanese: 謙虚な
- Korean: 겸손한
- Norwegian: ydmyk
- Polish: skromny
- European Portuguese: humilde
- Romanian: umil
- Russian: скромный
- Spanish: humilde
- Swedish: ödmjuk
- Thai: ถ่อมตัว
- Turkish: alçak gönüllü
- Ukrainian: скромний
- Vietnamese: khiêm tốn
British English: humble VERB
If you humble someone who is more important or powerful than you, you defeat them easily.
The company won fame as the little car company that humbled the industry giants.
Definition of humble from the Collins English Dictionary
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