Humility meaning

hyo͝o-mĭl'ĭ-tē
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.

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The state or quality of being humble; absence of vanity or excessive pride.
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The quality or condition of being humble.
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The characteristic of being humble; humbleness in character and behavior.
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Origin of humility

  • Middle English humilite from Old French from Late Latin humilitās from humilis humble humble
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Middle English humilite, from Old French (h)umilité, from Latin humilitas (“lowness, meanness, baseness, in Late Latin humility”), from humilis (“low, lowly, humble, earth”); see humble.
    From Wiktionary