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humble

adjective  us   /ˈhʌm·bəl/

humble adjective (NOT PROUD)

tending to consider yourself as having no special importance that makes you better than others; not proud: He’s a humble man and he’s not comfortable talking about his own achievements.

humble adjective (LOW IN RANK)

low in rank or position; poor: She rose from humble origins to become one of the best-known political writers in the world.

humble

verb [T]  /ˈhʌm·bəl/

humble verb [T] (MAKE LESS PROUD)

to make someone understand that they are not as important or special as they thought they were: Seeing the courage and skill of the disabled athletes was a humbling experience.
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