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 humbled

1 sense of humbled

Sense 1
broken, crushed, humbled, humiliated, low -- (subdued or brought low in condition or status; "brought low"; "a broken man"; "his broken spirit")

INDIRECT (VIA humble) -> proud -- (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")

Similarity of adj humbled

1 sense of humbled

Sense 1
broken, crushed, humbled, humiliated, low -- (subdued or brought low in condition or status; "brought low"; "a broken man"; "his broken spirit")
       => 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)

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