humble

  • 1 humble — [ œ̃bl ] adj. • déb. XVIe; huemble v. 1170; humele 1080; lat. humilis « bas, près de la terre »; cf. humus I ♦ (Personnes) 1 ♦ Qui s abaisse volontairement, par humilité. ⇒ effacé, modeste. « N est pas humble celui qui se hait » (Cioran). Qui… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 2 humble — adj Humble, meek, modest, lowly are comparable when they mean lacking all signs of pride, aggressiveness, or self assertiveness either in spirit or in outward show. All are applicable to persons and their attitudes and manners, and all but meek… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 3 humble — HUMBLE. adj. de tout genre. Soumis, respectueux. Il se dit par opposition à superbe, orgueilleux. Cette homme est humble. personne humble. humble priere. humble requeste. humble reverence. humble supplication. On dit en termes de civilité, Rendre …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 4 Humble — may refer to: *Humility (being humble) * Humble Howard Glassman one half of the Toronto morning show duo, Humble and Fred *Humble, Texas, USA *Humble Oil, a petroleum company which became part of Exxon *Humble Pie, an English rock band *Humblus / …

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  • 5 Humble — Hum ble, a. [Compar. {Humbler}; superl. {Humblest}.] [F., fr. L. humilis on the ground, low, fr. humus the earth, ground. See {Homage}, and cf. {Chameleon}, {Humiliate}.] 1. Near the ground; not high or lofty; not pretentious or magnificent;… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 Humble — puede referirse: Humble (Texas) Humble (Dinamarca) Humble Oil Company Esta página de desambiguación cataloga artículos relacionados con el mismo título. Si llegaste aquí a través de …

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  • 7 humble — ► ADJECTIVE (humbler, humblest) 1) having or showing a modest or low estimate of one s own importance. 2) of low rank. 3) of modest pretensions or dimensions: humble beginnings. ► VERB ▪ lower in dignity or importance. ● …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 Humble — Hum ble, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Humbled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Humbling}.] 1. To bring low; to reduce the power, independence, or exaltation of; to lower; to abase; to humilate. [1913 Webster] Here, take this purse, thou whom the heaven s plagues Have… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 9 Humble — Humble, TX U.S. city in Texas Population (2000): 14579 Housing Units (2000): 5908 Land area (2000): 9.867487 sq. miles (25.556674 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.013151 sq. miles (0.034062 sq. km) Total area (2000): 9.880638 sq. miles (25.590736 sq …

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  • 10 Humble, TX — U.S. city in Texas Population (2000): 14579 Housing Units (2000): 5908 Land area (2000): 9.867487 sq. miles (25.556674 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.013151 sq. miles (0.034062 sq. km) Total area (2000): 9.880638 sq. miles (25.590736 sq. km) FIPS… …

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  • 11 humble — [adj1] meek, unassuming apprehensive, backward, bashful, biddable, blushing, content, courteous, deferential, demure, diffident, docile, fearful, gentle, hesitant, lowly, manageable, mild, modest, obliging, obsequious, ordinary, polite, quiet,… …

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  • 12 humble — [hum′bəl] adj. humbler, humblest [ME < OFr < L humilis, low, small, slight, akin to humus, soil, earth: see HUMUS2] 1. having or showing a consciousness of one s defects or shortcomings; not proud; not self assertive; modest 2. low in… …

    English World dictionary

  • 13 Humble — Hum ble, a. Hornless. See {Hummel}. [Scot.] [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 14 humble — index browbeat, contrite, debase, demean (make lower), demote, derogate, diffident, familiar (customary) …

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  • 15 humble — Humble, Demissus, Submissus homo …

    Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • 16 humble — (un bl ) adj. 1°   Qui a de l humilité. Un homme humble. Une femme humble. •   Apprenez de moi que je suis doux et humble de coeur, et vous trouverez le repos de vos âmes, SACI Bible, Évang. St Math. XI, 29. •   Tout humble chrétien se contentera …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 17 HUMBLE — adj. des deux genres Qui a de l humilité. Être humble devant Dieu. Ceux qui sont véritablement humbles ne s offensent point des mépris d autrui. JÉSUS CHRIST a dit : Apprenez de moi que je suis doux et humble de coeur. Avoir d humbles sentiments… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • 18 HUMBLE — adj. des deux genres Qui a de l’humilité. être humble devant Dieu. Ceux qui sont véritablement humbles ne s’offensent point des mépris d’autrui. JÉSUS CHRIST a dit : Apprenez de moi que je suis doux et humble de coeur. Avoir d’humbles sentiments… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • 19 humble — [[t]hʌ̱mb(ə)l[/t]] humbler, humblest, humbles, humbling, humbled 1) ADJ GRADED 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... Andy was a humble,… …

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  • 20 humble — I UK [ˈhʌmb(ə)l] / US adjective Word forms humble : adjective humble comparative humbler superlative humblest 1) a) from a low social class humble beginnings/origins/background: He had risen from humble origins to amass immense wealth. b) with a… …

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