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synonyms for humbling

  • demanding
  • analytical
  • belittling
  • biting
  • calumniatory
  • captious
  • carping
  • caviling
  • cavillous
  • censorious
  • censuring
  • choleric
  • condemning
  • critic
  • cutting
  • cynical
  • demeaning
  • derogatory
  • diagnostic
  • disapproving
  • discerning
  • discriminating
  • disparaging
  • exacting
  • exceptive
  • finicky
  • fussy
  • hairsplitting
  • hypercritical
  • lowering
  • nagging
  • niggling
  • nit-picking
  • overcritical
  • particular
  • penetrating
  • reproachful
  • sarcastic
  • satirical
  • scolding
  • severe
  • sharp
  • trenchant
  • withering
See also synonyms for: humblings
  • demeaning
  • embarrassing
  • disgracing
  • opprobrious

antonyms for humbling

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  • complimentary
  • laudatory
  • praising
  • trivial
  • uncritical
  • unimportant
      • admiration
      • approval
      • credit
      • elevation
      • esteem
      • honor
      • praise
      • regard
      • respect
      • adulation
      • boon
      • cleanliness
      • commendation
      • compliment
      • flattery
      • goodness
      • morality
      • purification
      • virtue
      • exaltation
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            How to use humbling in a sentence

            Obese mice given HUMBLE or brown cells now weighed 20 percent more.
            GENE EDITING CAN ALTER BODY FAT AND MAY FIGHT DIABETESSILKE SCHMIDTOCTOBER 23, 2020SCIENCE NEWS FOR STUDENTS
            This week Natasha was on vacation, so Danny and your humble servant had to endeavor alone.
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            Yesterday Ocean Spray was humbled to gift Nathan with something of importance to him— a truck we knew he needed.
            THE SKATEBOARDING, CRANBERRY JUICE-SIPPING TIKTOKER WAS GIVEN A NEW TRUCK BY OCEAN SPRAYJAYA SAXENAOCTOBER 8, 2020EATER
            If the idea that Darwin humbled us has become canonical, what is less often observed is the fact that the newfound humility was, in certain important respects, misleading—and dangerously so.
            THE HUMAN ERROR DARWIN INSPIRED - ISSUE 90: SOMETHING GREENAARON HIRSHSEPTEMBER 30, 2020NAUTILUS
            In June, Paul attacked Fauci for not being more optimistic about the coronavirus, saying that Fauci wasn’t the “end-all” and that he should be more humble about what he didn’t know.
            FAUCI FINALLY LOSES HIS PATIENCE WITH RAND PAULAARON BLAKESEPTEMBER 23, 2020WASHINGTON POST
            No small part of those energies in the business district were devoted to humbling the rival, in the matter of commerce.
            ANCESTORSGERTRUDE ATHERTON
            I don't believe Marian needs humbling; one can't help liking her; and she's ever so good to look at.
            A HOOSIER CHRONICLEMEREDITH NICHOLSON
            She had succumbed to the monster, humbling herself below animals; and now she loved a hero, aspiring to the semi-divine.
            THE WORKS OF ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON, VOLUME XXIROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON
            It was a strange picture—this brilliant beauty, forgetful of pride and station, humbling herself to a poor candle seller.
            THROUGH THE WALLCLEVELAND MOFFETT
            Considering his late successes, we are surprised at his thus humbling himself to his foe.
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