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"humble" in British English

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humbleadjective

uk   /ˈhʌm.bəl/ us   /ˈhʌm.bəl/
C2 not proud or not believing that you are important: He's very humble about his success.formal Please accept our humble apologies for the error. In my humble opinion (= I want to emphasize that I think that) we should never have bought the car in the first place.
C2 poor or of a low social rank: Even when she became rich and famous, she never forgot her humble background.
ordinary; not special or very important: At that time she was just a humble mechanic.humorous Welcome to our humble abode (= our home).

humbleverb [T]

uk   /ˈhʌm.bəl/ us   /ˈhʌm.bəl/
(Definition of humble from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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humbleadjective

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.

humbleverb [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.
(Definition of humble from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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