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Definition of "humbling" []

  • Conscious of one's failings (adjective)
  • Unpretentious; lowly (adjective)
  • Deferential or servile (adjective)
  • To cause to become humble; humiliate (verb)
  • To lower in status (verb)
  • Present participle of humble. (verb)

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  • An event which causes humbleness; a set-down. (noun)
  • Of higher rank, status, quality, strength, etc.; inducing a feeling of inferiority. (adjective)

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Use "humbling" in a sentence
  • "They lost in humbling fashion, ousted in the second of four voting rounds as London went on to edge Paris for the 2012 Summer Olympics."
  • "How humbling is that I am both an author and a marketer and I still seek outside collaborative help when it comes to creating a stellar landing page."
  • "Sadly, I learned that watching your father fight for his life, while very scary and humbling, is not nearly as scary as watching your child fight for his life."