from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The quality or condition of being humble.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The characteristic of being humble; humbleness in character and behavior.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The state or quality of being humble; freedom from pride and arrogance; lowliness of mind; a modest estimate of one's own worth; a sense of one's own unworthiness through imperfection and sinfulness; self-abasement; humbleness.
- n. An act of submission or courtesy.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state or character of being humble; freedom from pride and arrogance; lowliness of mind; a low estimate of one's self; self-abasement.
- n. . An act of submission.
- n. A name of several different tattlers or totanine birds of the family Scolopacidæ.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a humble feeling
- n. a disposition to be humble; a lack of false pride
For many people, the word humility has come to signify humiliation or self-derogation.
And a lot of risk, the strategy that General McChrystal is proposing, means more forces out on foot patrols, interacting with civilian populations and doing it in a way, I believe the term humility is the term General McChrystal continues to used, that means exposing themselves in a bigger way.
To have been such a star for so long and still to have maintained his humility is a matter worthy of applause.
That those who humble themselves shall be exalted, and shall be established in their dignity: Honour shall uphold the humble in spirit; their humility is their honour, and that shall make them truly and safely great, and recommend them to the esteem of all that are wise and good.
The Greek for "humility" is literally, "lowliness of mind," which forms a clearer parallel to
Only in humility can we begin to find the beauty in everything.
My personal appreciation that I owe a great debt to others reinforces my view that a certain humility should characterize the judicial role.
And that immediately set him apart from the hero, who had a certain humility to his gait.
We pledge that when we disagree, we will do so respectfully, without falsely impugning the other's motives, attacking the other's character, or questioning the other's faith, and recognizing in humility that in our limited, human opinions, "we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror" (1 Corinthians 13: 12).
The "facile historicism" championed by conservatives was really "little more than arrogance cloaked in humility," he declared in 1985, saying that "the genius of the Constitution" lay in "the adaptability of its great principles to cope with current problems."