Synonyms of humble in English:

humble


See definition of humble

adjective

1‘her bearing was very humble and apologetic’

SYNONYMS

meek, deferential, respectful, submissive, self-effacing, unassertive, unpresuming

modest, unassuming, self-deprecating, free from vanity, hiding one's light under a bushel

obsequious, sycophantic, servile

Scottish mim

archaic resistless

ANTONYMS

proud, overbearing

2‘she came from a humble, unprivileged background’

SYNONYMS

low-ranking, low, lowly, lower-class, plebeian, proletarian, working-class, undistinguished, poor, mean, ignoble, of low birth, low-born, of low rank

common, commonplace, ordinary, simple, inferior, unimportant, unremarkable, insignificant, inconsequential

informal plebby

archaic baseborn

ANTONYMS

noble

3‘welcome to my humble abode’

SYNONYMS

unpretentious, modest, unostentatious, plain, simple, ordinary

ANTONYMS

grand


verb

1‘I knew he had humbled himself to ask for my help’

SYNONYMS

humiliate, abase, demean, belittle, lower, degrade, debase, bring down, bring low

mortify, shame, put to shame, abash, subdue, chasten, make someone eat humble pie, take down a peg or two

informal put down, cut down to size, settle someone's hash

North American informal make someone eat crow

2‘Wales were humbled at Cardiff Arms Park by Romania’

SYNONYMS

defeat, beat, beat hollow, crush, trounce, conquer, vanquish, rout, smash, overwhelm, get the better of, give a drubbing to, bring someone to their knees

informal lick, clobber, hammer, slaughter, murder, massacre, crucify, wipe the floor with, walk all over

North American informal shellac, blow out, cream, skunk

US informal own

ANTONYMS

be victorious over