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synonyms for humility

  • shyness
  • abasement
  • bashfulness
  • demureness
  • diffidence
  • docility
  • lowliness
  • meekness
  • mortification
  • nonresistance
  • obedience
  • obsequiousness
  • passiveness
  • reserve
  • resignation
  • self-abasement
  • self-abnegation
  • servility
  • sheepishness
  • subjection
  • submissiveness
  • subservience
  • timidity
  • timorousness
  • unobtrusiveness
  • unpretentiousness
  • fawning
  • inferiority complex
  • lack of pride

antonyms for humility

MOST RELEVANT
  • boldness
  • confidence
  • arrogance
  • assertiveness
  • egoism
  • pretentiousness
  • pride
  • self-importance
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How to use humility in a sentence

The old man stood, with eyes downcast and hands clasped before him, a picture of humility.
THE SOLDIER OF THE VALLEYNELSON LLOYD
He forgot the great doctrine of humility, and declared that "Mister" Weston should have the volume that very night.
THE SOLDIER OF THE VALLEYNELSON LLOYD
Their founder named them Minimos Fratres, as a special indication of humility.
THE JESUIT RELATIONS AND ALLIED DOCUMENTS, VOL. II: ACADIA, 1612-1614VARIOUS
It is a ground of humility to each Section of the visible Church that every other, in some things, differs from it.
THE ORDINANCE OF COVENANTINGJOHN CUNNINGHAM
In this she differed from others of her sect, who strove to convey the idea of humility both outwardly and inwardly.
SKIPPER WORSEALEXANDER LANGE KIELLAND
There is humility in that simple, quaint present; trustfulness and kind intention.
LITTLE TRAVELS AND ROADSIDE SKETCHESWILLIAM MAKEPEACE THACKERAY
We all use the formula of "your most obedient, humble servant," even when we intend anything but humility or obedience.
NOTES AND QUERIES, NUMBER 178, MARCH 26, 1853VARIOUS
But I would urge that Swadeshi is the only doctrine consistent with the law of humility and love.
THIRD CLASS IN INDIAN RAILWAYSMAHATMA GANDHI
He has the humility to confess that he himself will not enter paradise through his own merits, but purely by the will of God.
A PHILOSOPHICAL DICTIONARY, VOLUME 1 (OF 10)FRANOIS-MARIE AROUET (AKA VOLTAIRE)
And St. Bernard writes: "Mary preferred to remain silent in humility, rather than to speak inconsiderately."
MARY, HELP OF CHRISTIANSVARIOUS
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO HUMILITY

  • abashment
  • humility
  • reservation
  • reserve
  • sheepishness
  • shyness
  • timidity
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.