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Definition of "humility" []

  • The quality or condition of being humble. (noun)
  • The state or quality of being humble (noun)

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Use "humility" in a sentence
  • "For many people, the word humility has come to signify humiliation or self-derogation."
  • "And a lot of risk, the strategy that General McChrystal is proposing, means more forces out on foot patrols, interacting with civilian populations and doing it in a way, I believe the term humility is the term General McChrystal continues to used, that means exposing themselves in a bigger way."
  • "To have been such a star for so long and still to have maintained his humility is a matter worthy of applause."