- 1. humble, change, alter, modify
- usage: cause to be unpretentious; "This experience will humble him"
- 2. humiliate, mortify, chagrin, humble, abase, hurt, wound, injure, bruise, offend, spite
- usage: cause to feel shame; hurt the pride of; "He humiliated his colleague by criticising him in front of the boss"
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- 1. humble, low, lowly, modest, small, inferior (vs. superior)
- usage: low or inferior in station or quality; "a humble cottage"; "a lowly parish priest"; "a modest man of the people"; "small beginnings"
- 2. humble (vs. proud), broken, crushed, humbled, humiliated, low, meek, mild, modest, modest
- usage: marked by meekness or modesty; not arrogant or prideful; "a humble apology"; "essentially humble...and self-effacing, he achieved the highest formal honors and distinctions"- B.K.Malinowski
- 3. humble, menial, lowly, unskilled (vs. skilled)
- usage: used of unskilled work (especially domestic work)
- 4. base, baseborn, humble, lowly, lowborn (vs. noble)
- usage: of low birth or station (`base' is archaic in this sense); "baseborn wretches with dirty faces"; "of humble (or lowly) birth"
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