1. [syn: demeaning, humbling, humiliating, mortifying]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Humble \Hum"ble\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Humbled; p. pr. & vb. n.
1. To bring low; to reduce the power, independence, or
exaltation of; to lower; to abase; to humilate.
Here, take this purse, thou whom the heaven's
Have humbled to all strokes. --Shak.
The genius which humbled six marshals of France.
2. To make humble or lowly in mind; to abase the pride or
arrogance of; to reduce the self-sufficiently of; to make
meek and submissive; -- often used rexlexively.
Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of
God, that he may exalt you. --1 Pet. v. 6.
Syn: To abase; lower; depress; humiliate; mortify; disgrace;
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: causing awareness of your shortcomings; "golf is a
humbling game" [syn: demeaning, humbling,