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humbling definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

adj
1: causing awareness of your shortcomings; "golf is a humbling game" [syn: demeaning, humbling, humiliating, mortifying]

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Humble Hum"ble, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Humbled; p. pr. & vb. n. Humbling.] 1. To bring low; to reduce the power, independence, or exaltation of; to lower; to abase; to humilate. Here, take this purse, thou whom the heaven's plagues Have humbled to all strokes. --Shak. The genius which humbled six marshals of France. --Macaulay. 2. To make humble or lowly in mind; to abase the pride or arrogance of; to reduce the self-sufficiently of; to make meek and submissive; -- often used rexlexively. Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you. --1 Pet. v. 6. Syn: To abase; lower; depress; humiliate; mortify; disgrace; degrade.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

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