humble

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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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IT'S time England's carping critics of the Celtic countries ate humble pie.
CELEBRITY chef Jamie Oliver ate humble pie on TV yesterday as he tried to make peace with a town he insulted.
BARCLAY Knapp, chief executive of NTL, Britain's biggest cable company, ate humble pie yesterday, saying that he is losing sleep over the company's pounds 12billion overdraft.
The down-market tabloid ate humble pie after the public, Downing Street and Ministers were all revolted by its crude attacks on homosexuals.