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Pronunciation of Humbling: Learn how to pronounce Humbling in English correctly

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Oxford dictionary definition of the word humble:

adjective (humbler, humblest)
1having or showing a modest or low estimate of one’s importance:
I felt very humble when meeting her
(of an action or thought) offered with or affected by a modest estimate of one’s importance:
my humble apologies
2of low social, administrative, or political rank:
she came from a humble, unprivileged background
3(of a thing) of modest pretensions or dimensions:
he built the business empire from humble beginnings
[with object]
cause (someone) to feel less important or proud:
he was humbled by his many ordeals
decisively defeat (a sporting opponent previously thought to be superior):
Wales were humbled at Cardiff Arms Park by Romania

eat humble pie

make a humble apology and accept humiliation:
he will have to eat humble pie at training after being sent off for punching
[humble pie is from a pun based on umbles ‘offal’, considered inferior food]
one’s humble abode

used to refer to one’s home with an ironic or humorous show of modesty:
how to transform your humble abode into a top totty student bedroom in minutes!
your humble servant

archaic or humorous used at the end of a letter or as a form of ironic courtesy:
your most humble servant, George Porter




Middle English: from Old French, from Latin humilis ‘low, lowly’, from humus ‘ground’