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humble (adj.)

13世纪末,对人,"顺从、恭敬、举止低下、谦虚、不自恃、顺从",来自古法语 humbleumble ,更早的 umele ,来自拉丁语 humilis "低下、谦卑",字面意思是"在地上",来自 humus "大地",来自PIE根 *dhghem- "大地"。来自14世纪末,事物的,"在种类、状态、条件或数量上都是低贱的",也有"出身或等级低的"。相关链接: Humbly .

Don't be so humble; you're not that great. [Golda Meir]

humble (v.)

14世纪末,"使自己变得谦卑"(intrans.),也是"弯腰、跪下或鞠躬";15世纪末"降低(某人)的尊严"(trans.);见 humble (adj.)。相关链接: Humbled ; humbling

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Definitions of humble from WordNet
1
humble (adj.)
marked by meekness or modesty; not arrogant or prideful; "essentially humble...and self-effacing, he achieved the highest formal honors and distinctions"- B.K.Malinowski;
a humble apology
humble (adj.)
low or inferior in station or quality;
a humble cottage
Synonyms: low / lowly / modest / small
humble (adj.)
used of unskilled work (especially domestic work);
Synonyms: menial / lowly
humble (adj.)
of low birth or station (`base' is archaic in this sense);
of humble (or lowly) birth
Synonyms: base / baseborn / lowly
2
humble (v.)
cause to be unpretentious;
This experience will humble him
humble (v.)
cause to feel shame; hurt the pride of;
Synonyms: humiliate / mortify / chagrin / abase
From wordnet.princeton.edu