- the quality or condition of being humble; modest opinion or estimate of one's own importance, rank, etc.
Origin of humility
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Examples from the Web for humilities
He started up to hinder me; crying, "It is not to me but to God that you owe these Humilities."A Voyage to the Moon
Cyrano de Bergerac
For we could not conceive of Wordsworth as submitting his faculties to the humilities and devotion of courtship.The Collected Writing of Thomas De Quincey, Vol. II
Thomas De Quincey
The devices to lull their suspicions—the virtues and renunciations, the humilities and the consecrations!Love's Pilgrimage
But were his generalities about life strong enough to push her and her humilities aside?The Prisoner
- the state or quality of being humble
Word Origin and History for humilities
early 14c., from Old French umelite "humility, modesty, sweetness," from Latin humilitatem (nominative humilitas) "lowness, insignificance," in Church Latin "meekness," from humilis "humble" (see humble). In the Mercian hymns, Latin humilitatem is glossed by Old English eaðmodnisse.