Definition of humility noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//hjuːˈmɪləti//
; NAmE NAmE//hjuːˈmɪləti//
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the quality of not thinking that you are better than other people; the quality of being humble Her first defeat was an early lesson in humility. an act of genuine humility Word OriginMiddle English: from Old French humilite, from Latin humilitas, from humilis ‘low, lowly’, from humus ‘ground’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: humility