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humility

[hyoo-mil-i-tee or, often, yoo-] /hyuˈmɪl ɪ ti or, often, yu-/
noun
1.
the quality or condition of being humble; modest opinion or estimate of one's own importance, rank, etc.
Origin of humility
1275-1325
1275-1325; Middle English humilite < Latin humilitās. See humble, -ty2
Synonyms
lowliness, meekness, submissiveness.
Antonyms
pride.
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  • 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 devices to lull their suspicions—the virtues and renunciations, the humilities and the consecrations!

    Love's Pilgrimage Upton Sinclair
  • But were his generalities about life strong enough to push her and her humilities aside?

    The Prisoner Alice Brown
British Dictionary definitions for humilities

humility

/hjuːˈmɪlɪtɪ/
noun (pl) -ties
1.
the state or quality of being humble
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Word Origin and History for humilities

humility

n.

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.

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