4. Extrinsic Affections


[Antonyms: pride.]

[Nouns] humility, humbleness; meekness, lowness; lowliness, lowlihood; abasement, self-abasement; submission [more]; resignation.

condescension; affability (courtesy) [more].

modesty [more]; verecundity, blush, suffusion, confusion; sense of shame,sense of disgrace; humiliation, mortification; let down, set down.

[Verbs] be humble; deign, vouchsafe, condescend; humble oneself, demean oneself; stoop, stoopto conquer; carry coals; submit [more]; submit with a good grace (brook) [more]; yield the palm.

lower one's tone, lower one's note; sing small, draw in one's horns, sober down; hide one's face, hide one's diminished head; not dare to show one's face, take shame to oneself, not have a word to say for oneself; feel shame, be conscious of shame, feel disgrace, be conscious of disgrace; drink the cup of humiliation to the dregs.

blush for, blush up to the eves; redden, change color; color up; hang one's head, look foolish, feel small.

render humble; humble, humiliate; let down, set down, take down, tread down, frown down; snub, abash, abase, make one sing small, strike dumb; teach one his distance; take down a peg, take down a peg lower; throw into the shade, cast into the shade [more]; stare out of countenance, put out of countenance; put to the blush; confuse, ashame, mortify, disgrace, crush; send away with a flea in one's ear.

get a setdown.

[Adjectives] humble, lowly, meek; modest [more]; humble minded, sober-minded; unoffended; submissive [more]; servile, [more].

condescending; affable (courteous) [more].

humbled; bowed down, resigned; abashed, ashamed, dashed; out of countenance; down in the mouth; down on one's knees, down on one's marrowbones, down on one's uppers; humbled in the dust, browbeaten; chapfallen, crestfallen; dumfoundered. flabbergasted.

shorn of one's glory (disrepute) [more].

[Adverbs] with downcast eyes, with bated breath, with bended knee; on all fours, on one's feet.

under correction, with due deference.

[Phrases] I am your obedient servant, I am your very humble servant; my service to you; da locum melioribus [Terence]; parvum parva decent [Horace].

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