humility

[ hyoo-mil-i-tee or, often, yoo- ]
/ hyuˈmɪl ɪ ti or, often, yu- /

noun

the quality or condition of being humble; modest opinion or estimate of one's own importance, rank, etc.

Origin of humility

1275–1325; Middle English humilite < Latin humilitās. See humble, -ty2

SYNONYMS FOR humility

ANTONYMS FOR humility

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Examples from the Web for humilities

  • For we could not conceive of Wordsworth as submitting his faculties to the humilities and devotion of courtship.

  • But were his generalities about life strong enough to push her and her humilities aside?

    The Prisoner|Alice Brown
  • The devices to lull their suspicions—the virtues and renunciations, the humilities and the consecrations!

    Love's Pilgrimage|Upton Sinclair
  • 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

British Dictionary definitions for humilities

humility

/ (hjuːˈmɪlɪtɪ) /

noun plural -ties

the state or quality of being humble
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