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Synonyms for humble

Synonyms for humble

having or expressing feelings of humility

lacking high station or birth

of little distinction

to deprive of esteem, self-worth, or effectiveness

Synonyms for humble

cause to be unpretentious

low or inferior in station or quality

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marked by meekness or modesty

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used of unskilled work (especially domestic work)

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of low birth or station ('base' is archaic in this sense)

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I hope his stocking is empty this year and I think he should be eating humble pie, not Christmas pudding.
It would have been nice to think that the Pop Idol judge from hell, Simon Cowell, currently slamming the contestants in his own inimitable style in the final stages of American Pop Idol, would be even now eating humble pie after the part he played in the public humiliation of the double D.
Eating humble pie is all that will work in my opinion, so show a bit of humility and get stuck in.
Those who said the wee man in the bunnet, who swapped the East End of Glasgow for the south of France, would sell out to big business will be eating humble pie within the week .
Back on GMB, we can be pretty sure Susanna will at some point this winter watch Piers Morgan eating humble pie.
Things started badly in season four as House's decision to fire key members led others to quit, before finally eating humble pie and recruiting a new team.
But after my woefully incorrect prediction I'm gleefully eating humble pie washed down by lashings of Marstons Pedigree.
I got home on Sunday night and was eating humble pie fairly quickly.
The most important thing is making sure we're not left eating humble pie after our game with Buckie.
But last night it was Mrs May eating humble pie as she was ordered by Brexiteers to find a place for their pal at her top table.