An example of humbling the professor is when you prove to a know-it-all professor that he got the last answer wrong, making him think twice about his know-it-all attitude.
- Present participle of humble.
- An event which causes humbleness; a set-down.
(comparative more humbling, superlative most humbling)
- Of higher rank, status, quality, strength, etc.; inducing a feeling of inferiority.