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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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Tottenham full-back Davies returns to the Liberty Stadium today to face his former club for the first time since moving to White Hart Lane in the summer -and Monk admits he will be eating humble pie.
This may be far from eating humble pie, but his comments show a serious lack of judgement about the level of public support for traditional marriage.
Celebrity publicist Mark Borkowski wrote: "Robbie Fowler eating humble pie for dissing women's football on #BBCFINALSCORE.
JERMAIN Defoe believes Andre Villas Boas' doubters will be eating humble pie today after the Spurs' boss guided his team to an impressive first win over Reading.
It proves that, while industry bigwigs have been eating humble pie in public, the feeding frenzy goes on behind the goldplated doors.
eating pie in the street on the Royal Wedding day is you, David Cameron, you should be eating humble pie admitting you got everything wrong and then resigning.
The only one that should be eating pie in the street on the royal's wedding day is you David Cameron, you should be eating humble pie admitting you got everything wrong and then resigning.
Today is about me quite rightly eating humble pie," says Ridsdale.
It is about me eating humble pie and apologising to fans," he said.
EATING humble pie has never come easy to the people who spend the people's cash.
Sir Callum McCarthy, the FSA's chairman, stopped short of eating humble pie yesterday in a reference to how the organisation's appeals tribunal halved the original penalty it had imposed on Legal & General for pensions mis-selling.
So he was eating humble pie yesterday while I had a big smile on my face all day.
But all the stars were left eating humble pie after their gigs were shunned in favor of mourning the dead.
New CEO, Ken Bridden, on stage at the JBA Encounter 99 spent most of his keynote reassuring customers about the company's mid-market intentions and eating humble pie for the mistakes of the last year, which culminated in a profit warning and Bridden replacing the former CEO, Alan Vickerey.
Dorries is in Aussie chewing kangaroo testicles, Louise Mensch is in New York biting the hand off anyone who can give her publicity and Rebekah Brooks will soon be eating humble pie before a Crown Court jury.