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humility (noun) humbleness; lack of pride in a person.

A person of humility is a person without pride. When you have humility, you never feel that you are better than the others in any manner. You are humble if you have humility. Humility is really a great virtue.

  • Prof Smith is a man of deep learning and at the same time he is not proud of his learning. This humility of his endears him to his students and colleagues alike.
  • When people praised Isaac Newton for his achievements as a physicist, he used to reply with humility that what he knew was very little, and that he was like one picking sea shells on the shores of the sea of knowledge.
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