One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Used to refer to one's home with an ironic or humorous show of modesty or humility.
unpretentious, modest, unostentatious, plain, simple, ordinaryView synonyms
- ‘I'm very grateful that my neighbors were curious enough about the cries of pain emanating from my humble abode and called the paramedics.’
- ‘In the meantime, you will rest in my humble abode.’
- ‘It was on Sunday Steve finally convinced me to visit his humble abode.’
- ‘I refer primarily to my humble abode, which is such a disaster that I fear I may come home to find the cats have run away to protest conditions.’
- ‘How he regretted bringing Jeremy into his humble abode.’
- ‘And Amelia wants me to let you know that we miss you and that you're welcome to stay with us, in our humble abode, anytime you're in town.’
- ‘Currently, we don't even have a TV in my humble abode.’
- ‘‘Welcome to our humble abode,’ Ricky said, entering the room, his guest beside him.’
- ‘Get it wrong and you could end up lowering the value of your humble abode!’
- ‘To celebrate a relative's 80th birthday the whole family descended en-masse to our humble abode.’
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