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The synonyms of “Humbling” are: demeaning, humiliating, mortifying
Humbling as an Adjective
Definitions of "Humbling" as an adjective
According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “humbling” as an adjective can have the following definitions:
- Low or inferior in station or quality.
- Causing awareness of your shortcomings.
- Of low birth or station (`base' is archaic in this sense.
- Marked by meekness or modesty; not arrogant or prideful- B.K.Malinowski.
- Used of unskilled work (especially domestic work.
Synonyms of "Humbling" as an adjective (3 Words)
|Causing awareness of your shortcomings.
The poster was not demeaning to women.
|Making someone feel ashamed and foolish by injuring their dignity and pride.
A humiliating defeat.
|Causing great embarrassment or shame.
How mortifying to find that he was right.
Usage Examples of "Humbling" as an adjective
- Golf is a humbling game.
Associations of "Humbling" (30 Words)
|Disposed to please- Hal Hinson.
An amiable gathering.
|Courteous and gallant, especially towards women (typically used of a man or his behaviour.
The concept of chivalrous combat.
|The medieval knightly system with its religious, moral, and social code.
I fought against the cream of French chivalry.
|Polite remarks used in formal conversation.
I hope we can treat each other with civility and respect.
|A state or atmosphere of harmony or mutual civility and respect.
A show of public comity in the White House.
|With condescension; in a patronizing manner.
He treats his secretary condescendingly.
|A courteous manner.
A courtesy car.
|Good manners; refinement.
He has no couth no brains and doesn t know the meaning of the word diplomacy.
|Make a curtsy usually done only by girls and women as a sign of respect.
She bobbed a curtsy to him.
I would kill for a decent cup of coffee.
|According with custom or propriety.
The tete a tete was decorous in the extreme.
|(in Christian belief) showing divine grace.
Gracious even to unexpected visitors.
|A disposition to be humble; a lack of false pride.
|A humble feeling.
He needs the humility to accept that their way may be better.
|A person at an intermediate level of knowledge or skill.
A cooled liquid intermediate between liquid and solid.
|A position of inferior status; low in station or rank or fortune or estimation.
|The fact or condition of being meek; submissiveness.
All his best friends make fun of him for his meekness.
|A person with a menial job.
Menial factory jobs.
|Humble in spirit or manner suggesting retiring mildness or even cowed submissiveness.
A mild winter storm.
|A person who holds moderate views especially in politics.
A moderate income.
|Dressing or behaving so as to avoid impropriety or indecency, especially to avoid attracting sexual attention (typically used of a woman.
A modest man of the people.
|Relating to people who regard themselves as more cultured and refined than others.
|Feeling or manifesting veneration.
They sit in respectful silence.
|With deference and respect.
I respectfully declined their invitation.
|Telling or expressing the truth; honest.
Astonishingly truthful acting.
|Not arrogant or presuming.
He was an unassuming and kindly man.
|To a great degree; extremely.
Unbelievably all this is yours for 50p.
|Showing no prejudice for or against something; impartial.
His assessment of the benefits and drawbacks was unbiased.
|Evoking no admiration or respect; not striking.
Her early academic record was unimpressive.
|(of a place) pleasantly simple and functional; modest.
A friendly and unpretentious hotel.