- The definition of humility is the quality or act of being humble.
An example of humility is someone being a great cook, but realizing there are even better cooks.
Origin of humilityMiddle English humilite ; from Old French ; from Classical Latin humilitas
Origin of humilityMiddle English humilite, from Old French, from Late Latin humilitās, from humilis, humble; see humble.
(countable and uncountable, plural humilities)