English English Dictionary

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humble in English:

1. unimportant or modest or usual



2. conceited


No-one in the office liked her because she came across as very conceited.
I don't want to sound conceited, but we are the experts here.
Everyone is more or less conceited.
No-one in the office liked her because she came across as very conceited. / Some teenage girls are so conceited. They sit in front of the mirror all day admiring themselves.
He is a conceited jerk.
He may have lowbrow tastes but at least he's not snooty and conceited.
Conceited people take it for granted that they are superior to others.
fred’s so conceited he’d never believe anyone would refuse him
He came across rather too self-confident and conceited
Without wishing to sound conceited, I am the best salesperson in the company.
Some teenage girls are so conceited. They sit in front of the mirror all day admiring themselves.
Noone in the office liked her because she seemd to be very conceited.
However, he is very severe to those pupils who do not want to study and dislikes those who are arrogant and conceited.
I'm afraid you are very conceited, Mark.
In the style of conceited people, he lards his sentences with ill-digested English words. A kind of failed dandy, deprived of class.

3. showing you do not think that you are more important than other people



English word "humble"(showing you do not think that you are more important than other people) occurs in sets:

Unit 10 glossary

4. modest


Both teachers and students should wear modest clothes at school.
Generally speaking, Japanese women are modest.
You can get good food for a modest sum at the restaurant.
After winning the Nobel prize, she remained as modest as ever.
modest income/salary
Are you being modest or bigheaded?
The manager implied that a modest man was suitable for the position.
Dealing with actual Coruscant citizens instead of Lothal expatriates would move her a modest step up the social ladder.
he was a very modest man, refusing to take any credit for the enterprise
The budget for climate change is modest.
The modestly-priced hostels usually offer bed and breakfast only (B&B).
drink modest amounts of alcohol / it was a nice wedding, necessarily Modest / modest dress means that hemlines must be below the knee
Australia has long had a remarkably good university system, and used relatively modest levels of public investment in higher education very effectively.
someone who is modest does not want to talk about their abilities or achievements (He was always modest about his role in the Everest expedition.)
The little prince rightly guessed that she was not exactly modest, but she was so lovely to behold!

English word "humble"(modest) occurs in sets:

Sprawdzian słówka readingi pt.1

5. showing you are not as important as others



English word "humble"(showing you are not as important as others) occurs in sets:

insight unit 7

6. not believing that you are important



7. not proud or not believing that you are important