- adj. 谦逊的；粗陋的；卑下的；微末的
- vt. 使 ... 卑下；贬低
- 谦逊的,谦虚的 not proud
- 低下的,卑微的 low in rank; unimportant
- 简陋的,低劣的 not large or elaborate; poor
low or inferior in station or quality;
"a humble cottage"
"a lowly parish priest"
"a modest man of the people"
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"
used of unskilled work (especially domestic work)
of low birth or station (`base' is archaic in this sense);
"baseborn wretches with dirty faces"
"of humble (or lowly) birth"
cause to be unpretentious;
"This experience will humble him"
cause to feel shame; hurt the pride of;
"He humiliated his colleague by criticising him in front of the boss"
- Knowledge makes humble, ignorance makes proud.
- The duke did well by people in humble stations.
- The family lived in a humble cottage.
- You are welcome to my humble home.
- He flew high though he was of humble origin.
- He never forgot his humble origins.
- We must do good rather than evil, on however humble a scale.
- Let me state my humble opinion.
- I spread afore him my humble store, like the Bee.
- She'll humble you to the dust.
- And to do this we need to humble ourselves.
- They tried to humble your importance in that achievement.
- You could humble at your feet the proudest heads in the world.
- In my humble opinion, he will win the election .
- He is a man of humble birth.
- We live in a humble cottage.
- Many famous people are surprisingly humble.
- Be it ever so humble, there is no place like home.
- He is very humble towards his superiors.
- Defeat makes people humble.
- eat humble pie
赔罪; 赔礼; 道歉be very apologetic
He was humble and meek, filled with self-disparagement and abasement.出自： J. London
You're a great man. I offer you my humble congratulations.出自： J. Buchan
He muttered something and looked suitably humble, grateful and so on.出自： K. Amis
- ☆ 13世纪中期进入英语，直接源自古法语的humble；最初源自古典拉丁语的humilis，意为低的，卑下的。