Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb humble

2 senses of humble

Sense 1
humble -- (cause to be unpretentious; "This experience will humble him")
       => change, alter, modify -- (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue")

Sense 2
humiliate, mortify, chagrin, humble, abase -- (cause to feel shame; hurt the pride of; "He humiliated his colleague by criticising him in front of the boss")
       => hurt, wound, injure, bruise, offend, spite -- (hurt the feelings of; "She hurt me when she did not include me among her guests"; "This remark really bruised my ego")

Antonyms of adj humble

4 senses of humble

Sense 1
humble, low, lowly, modest, small -- (low or inferior in station or quality; "a humble cottage"; "a lowly parish priest"; "a modest man of the people"; "small beginnings")

INDIRECT (VIA inferior) -> superior -- (of or characteristic of high rank or importance; "a superior ruler")

Sense 2
humble (vs. proud) -- (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)

proud (vs. humble) -- (feeling self-respect or pleasure in something by which you measure your self-worth; or being a reason for pride; "proud parents"; "proud of his accomplishments"; "a proud moment"; "proud to serve his country"; "a proud name"; "proud princes")
        => arrogant, chesty, self-important -- (having or showing feelings of unwarranted importance out of overbearing pride; "an arrogant official"; "arrogant claims"; "chesty as a peacock")
        => beaming -- (pleased and proud; "beaming parents")
        => big, swelled, vainglorious -- (feeling self-importance; "too big for his britches"; "had a swelled head"; "he was swelled with pride")
        => bigheaded, persnickety, snooty, snot-nosed, snotty, stuck-up, too big for one's breeches, uppish -- ((used colloquially) overly conceited or arrogant; "a snotty little scion of a degenerate family"-Laurent Le Sage; "they're snobs--stuck-up and uppity and persnickety")
        => boastful, braggart (prenominal), bragging (prenominal), braggy, big, cock-a-hoop, crowing, self-aggrandizing, self-aggrandising -- (exhibiting self-importance; "big talk")
        => dignified, self-respecting, self-respectful -- (having or showing self-esteem)
        => disdainful, haughty, imperious, lordly, overbearing, prideful, sniffy, supercilious, swaggering -- (having or showing arrogant superiority to and disdain of those one views as unworthy; "some economists are disdainful of their colleagues in other social disciplines"; "haughty aristocrats"; "his lordly manners were offensive"; "walked with a prideful swagger"; "very sniffy about breaches of etiquette"; "his mother eyed my clothes with a supercilious air"; "a more swaggering mood than usual"- W.L.Shirer)
        => conceited, egotistic, egotistical, self-conceited, swollen, swollen-headed, vain -- (characteristic of false pride; having an exaggerated sense of self-importance; "a conceited fool"; "an attitude of self-conceited arrogance"; "an egotistical disregard of others"; "so swollen by victory that he was unfit for normal duty"; "growing ever more swollen-headed and arbitrary"; "vain about her clothes")
        => house-proud -- (proud of your house or its furnishings or upkeep)
        => overproud -- (excessively proud)
        => pleased, proud of (predicate) -- (feeling pleasurable satisfaction over something by which you measures your self-worth; "proud of their child")
        => purse-proud -- (proud or arrogant because of your wealth (especially in the absence of other distinction))
        => shabby-genteel -- (trying to maintain dignity and self respect despite shabbiness)

Sense 3
humble, menial, lowly -- (used of unskilled work (especially domestic work))

INDIRECT (VIA unskilled) -> skilled -- (having or showing or requiring special skill; "only the most skilled gymnasts make an Olympic team"; "a skilled surgeon has many years of training and experience"; "a skilled reconstruction of her damaged elbow"; "a skilled trade")

Sense 4
base, baseborn, humble, lowly -- (of low birth or station (`base' is archaic in this sense); "baseborn wretches with dirty faces"; "of humble (or lowly) birth")

INDIRECT (VIA lowborn) -> noble -- (of or belonging to or constituting the hereditary aristocracy especially as derived from feudal times; "of noble birth")

Similarity of adj humble

4 senses of humble

Sense 1
humble, low, lowly, modest, small -- (low or inferior in station or quality; "a humble cottage"; "a lowly parish priest"; "a modest man of the people"; "small beginnings")
       => inferior (vs. superior) -- (of or characteristic of low rank or importance)

Sense 2
humble (vs. proud) -- (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)
       => broken, crushed, humbled, humiliated, low -- (subdued or brought low in condition or status; "brought low"; "a broken man"; "his broken spirit")
       => meek, mild, modest -- (humble in spirit or manner; suggesting retiring mildness or even cowed submissiveness; "meek and self-effacing")
          Also See-> modest#1

Sense 3
humble, menial, lowly -- (used of unskilled work (especially domestic work))
       => unskilled (vs. skilled) -- (not having or showing or requiring special skill or proficiency; "unskilled in the art of rhetoric"; "an enthusiastic but unskillful mountain climber"; "unskilled labor"; "workers in unskilled occupations are finding fewer and fewer job opportunities"; "unskilled workmanship")

Sense 4
base, baseborn, humble, lowly -- (of low birth or station (`base' is archaic in this sense); "baseborn wretches with dirty faces"; "of humble (or lowly) birth")
       => lowborn (vs. noble) -- (of humble birth or origins; "a topsy-turvy society of lowborn rich and blue-blooded poor")

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