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humbling

[ huhm-bling, uhm- ]
/ ˈhʌm blɪŋ, ˈʌm- /
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adjective
causing a person to feel less proud, especially through awe, admiration, or gratitude:This project has involved some exceptionally talented people and it’s been a humbling experience to work with them.
lowering a person’s status, power, dignity, confidence, etc.:The 26:2 vote in favor of their opponents was indeed a humbling defeat.
noun
the act of affecting a person or thing in any of these ways, or the experience of being so affected:The Magna Carta marked the restoration of Anglo-Saxon freedom and the humbling of Norman tyranny.
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Origin of humbling

humbl(e) + -ing2 for the adjective senses; humbl(e) + -ing1 for the noun sense

OTHER WORDS FROM humbling

hum·bling·ly, adverbself-hum·bling, adjective
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