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English definition of “humble”

humble

verb [T]     /ˈhʌm.bl̩/
to make someone understand that they are not as important or special as they thought they were: He was humbled by the child's generosity. The world champion was humbled (= unexpectedly defeated) by an unknown outsider in last night's race.Humiliating and degrading humbling     /-blɪŋ/ adjective It's a humbling experience to see people being so positive about life when they have so little.Ashamed and embarrassed
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