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Synonyms for humbleˈhʌm bəl, ˈʌm-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. humble, low, lowly, modest, small(adj)

    low or inferior in station or quality

    Synonyms:
    down(p), dispirited, minor, small, downcast, subaltern, scummy, base, baseborn, low-down, modest, petty(a), scurvy, pocket-sized, lower-ranking, secondary, humbled, gloomy, miserable, lowly, low, broken, small(a), down in the mouth, blue, humble, downhearted, grim, meek, low-toned, low-pitched, little, menial, pocket-size, small-scale, depleted, crushed, mild, junior-grade, diminished, abject, depressed, minuscule, low-spirited, belittled, humiliated

    Antonyms:
    too big for one's breeches, haughty, egotistic, braggart(a), skilled, swaggering, noble, swollen, cock-a-hoop, chesty, big, self-respecting, dignified, boastful, swollen-headed, overbearing, supercilious, purse-proud, snotty, beaming, snooty, proud of(p), house-proud, self-aggrandising, disdainful, conceited, persnickety, swelled, self-aggrandizing, arrogant, snot-nosed, prideful, uppish, egotistical, bragging(a), vainglorious, overproud, self-important, lordly, crowing, shabby-genteel, sniffy, stuck-up, self-conceited, pleased, self-respectful, imperious, vain, braggy, bigheaded, superior, proud

  2. humble(adj)

    marked by meekness or modesty; not arrogant or prideful

    Synonyms:
    lowly, base, baseborn, low, small, modest, menial

    Antonyms:
    overbearing, skilled, pleased, beaming, braggart(a), big, superior, egotistical, sniffy, egotistic, shabby-genteel, bigheaded, too big for one's breeches, purse-proud, arrogant, conceited, vainglorious, haughty, noble, overproud, house-proud, crowing, lordly, uppish, snot-nosed, stuck-up, swollen, chesty, swaggering, proud of(p), self-conceited, swelled, swollen-headed, snooty, persnickety, bragging(a), prideful, proud, disdainful, vain, boastful, self-aggrandizing, self-respecting, cock-a-hoop, snotty, self-respectful, supercilious, braggy, imperious, dignified, self-important, self-aggrandising

  3. humble, menial, lowly(adj)

    used of unskilled work (especially domestic work)

    Synonyms:
    baseborn, low, small, base, petty(a), junior-grade, lowly, secondary, subaltern, modest, humble, menial, lower-ranking

    Antonyms:
    vain, supercilious, arrogant, snot-nosed, lordly, swollen-headed, proud, crowing, uppish, dignified, sniffy, too big for one's breeches, noble, overbearing, self-conceited, imperious, self-aggrandizing, superior, proud of(p), bigheaded, disdainful, snooty, braggart(a), self-respectful, swaggering, beaming, braggy, boastful, egotistical, self-respecting, bragging(a), vainglorious, purse-proud, swelled, egotistic, prideful, conceited, house-proud, swollen, cock-a-hoop, stuck-up, self-aggrandising, chesty, shabby-genteel, skilled, haughty, self-important, persnickety, overproud, big, snotty, pleased

  4. base, baseborn, humble, lowly(verb)

    of low birth or station (`base' is archaic in this sense)

    Synonyms:
    junior-grade, mean, basal, subaltern, humble, base, lowly, modest, menial, meanspirited, low, lower-ranking, secondary, small, immoral, baseborn, petty(a)

    Antonyms:
    chesty, self-respectful, imperious, swaggering, bigheaded, self-important, braggy, cock-a-hoop, crowing, dignified, proud of(p), vainglorious, bragging(a), proud, self-aggrandising, house-proud, self-respecting, conceited, haughty, noble, boastful, big, prideful, vain, supercilious, self-conceited, swollen, beaming, swollen-headed, superior, snooty, braggart(a), egotistical, lordly, disdainful, skilled, shabby-genteel, self-aggrandizing, overbearing, persnickety, sniffy, swelled, overproud, stuck-up, snotty, pleased, purse-proud, uppish, too big for one's breeches, arrogant, egotistic, snot-nosed

  5. humble(verb)

    cause to be unpretentious

    Synonyms:
    mortify, humiliate, chagrin, abase

    Antonyms:
    stuck-up, vain, persnickety, lordly, self-aggrandising, proud, snotty, too big for one's breeches, snooty, arrogant, imperious, self-conceited, overbearing, prideful, self-respecting, dignified, house-proud, boastful, big, bigheaded, cock-a-hoop, egotistic, skilled, overproud, braggy, swollen-headed, egotistical, disdainful, bragging(a), haughty, swollen, pleased, snot-nosed, self-respectful, shabby-genteel, self-aggrandizing, sniffy, vainglorious, superior, swelled, proud of(p), supercilious, noble, crowing, purse-proud, self-important, braggart(a), chesty, beaming, conceited, swaggering, uppish

  6. humiliate, mortify, chagrin, humble, abase(verb)

    cause to feel shame; hurt the pride of

    Synonyms:
    subdue, humiliate, gangrene, chagrin, necrose, crucify, mortify, sphacelate, humble, abase

    Antonyms:
    swaggering, arrogant, disdainful, uppish, proud, too big for one's breeches, pleased, swelled, snotty, overbearing, persnickety, house-proud, braggart(a), bragging(a), self-respectful, self-aggrandizing, self-aggrandising, vain, self-respecting, snooty, sniffy, proud of(p), snot-nosed, purse-proud, prideful, big, skilled, crowing, haughty, braggy, egotistical, dignified, conceited, imperious, noble, self-conceited, self-important, overproud, chesty, beaming, boastful, swollen, lordly, superior, bigheaded, cock-a-hoop, stuck-up, egotistic, shabby-genteel, supercilious, vainglorious, swollen-headed

Wiktionary

  1. humble(verb)

    Synonyms:
    lower, mortify, humiliate, abase, depress, degrade, disgrace

  2. humble(verb)

    Near the ground; not high or lofty; not pretentious or magnificent; unpretending; unassuming; as, a humble cottage.

    Synonyms:
    disgrace, abase, mortify, humiliate, depress, lower, degrade

  3. humble(adjective)

    Thinking lowly of one's self; claiming little for one's self; not proud, arrogant, or assuming; lowly; weak; modest.

    Synonyms:
    mortify, abase, degrade, disgrace, humiliate, lower, depress

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. humble

    Abase refers only to outward conditions. "Exalt him that is low, and abase him that is high." Ezek. xxi, 26. Debase applies to quality or character. The coinage is debased by excess of alloy, the man by vice. Humble in present use refers chiefly to feeling of heart; humiliate to outward conditions; even when one is said to humble himself, he either has or affects to have humility of heart. To disgrace may be to bring or inflict odium upon others, but the word is chiefly and increasingly applied to such moral odium as one by his own acts brings upon himself; the noun disgrace retains more of the passive sense than the verb; he disgraced himself by his conduct; he brought disgrace upon his family. To dishonor a person is to deprive him of honor that should or might be given. To discredit one is to injure his reputation, as for veracity or solvency. A sense of unworthiness humbles; a shameful insult humiliates; imprisonment for crime disgraces. Degrade may refer to either station or character. An officer is degraded by being reduced to the ranks, disgraced by cowardice; vile practises degrade; drunkenness is a degrading vice. Misfortune or injustice may abase the good; nothing but their own ill-doing can debase or disgrace them.

    Synonyms:
    abase, bring low, cast down, debase, degrade, depress, discredit, disgrace, dishonor, humiliate, lower, reduce, sink

    Antonyms:
    advance, aggrandize, dignify, elevate, exalt, honor, promote, raise, uplift

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. humble(a.)

    Synonyms:
    meek, modest, unassuming, unpretending, unobtrusive, lowly, submissive, not proud, not haughty, not arrogant

  2. humble(a.)

    Synonyms:
    low, not high, not great

  3. humble(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    humiliate, shame, mortify, degrade, crush, break, subdue, snub, abash, make ashamed, bring down, put down, take down, put out of countenance

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List of paraphrases:

modest, lowly, humbling, respectful, frail, meek


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