Origin of humilityMiddle English humilite from Old French from Classical Latin humilitas
Coach Williams always shows humility by giving all of the credit for the team's success to the students.
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 Late Latin humilitās from humilis humble ; see humble .
(countable and uncountable, plural humilities)
- It requires great humility to overcome hubris.
- Even the peculiarly Christian virtue of humility, which presents so striking a contrast to the Greek " highmindedness," was to some extent anticipated in the Rabbinic teaching.
- The church key reminds him that "it is my sin that locks his handes," and the stones of the floor are patience and humility, while the cement that binds them together is love and.
- Though he is wanting in moderation and in luminous warmth, his tones are by no means always harsh; and as an author he ever aspired with longing after humility and love and patience, though his whole life was lived in the atmosphere of conflict.
- Rabbinic erudition could not forget the repression of vicious desires in the tenth commandment, the stress laid in Deuteronomy on the necessity of service to God, or the inculcation by later prophets of humility and faith.