humility

3 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Humility \Hu*mil"i*ty\, noun; pl. {Humilities}. [OE. humilite, OF. humilit['e], humelit['e], F. humilit['e], fr. L. humiliatis. See {Humble}.]

1. The state or quality of being humble; freedom from pride and arrogance; lowliness of mind; a modest estimate of one's own worth; a sense of one's own unworthiness through imperfection and sinfulness; self-abasement; humbleness.

Serving the Lord with all humility of mind. --Acts xx. 19.

2. An act of submission or courtesy.

With these humilities they satisfied the young king. --Sir J. Davies.

Syn: Lowliness; humbleness; meekness; modesty; diffidence.

Usage: {Humility}, {Modesty}, {Diffidence}. Diffidence is a distrust of our powers, combined with a fear lest our failure should be censured, since a dread of failure unconnected with a dread of censure is not usually called diffidence. It may be carried too far, and is not always, like modesty and humility, a virtue. Modesty, without supposing self-distrust, implies an unwillingness to put ourselves forward, and an absence of all over-confidence in our own powers. Humility consists in rating our claims low, in being willing to waive our rights, and take a lower place than might be our due. It does not require of us to underrate ourselves.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Upland \Up"land\, adjective

1. Of or pertaining to uplands; being on upland; high in situation; as, upland inhabitants; upland pasturage.

Sometimes, with secure delight The upland hamlets will invite. --Milton.

2. Pertaining to the country, as distinguished from the neighborhood of towns; rustic; rude; unpolished. [Obs.W2] " The race of upland giants." --Chapman.

{Upland moccasin}. (Zool.) See {Moccasin}.

{Upland sandpiper}, or {Upland plover} (Zool.), a large American sandpiper ({Bartramia longicauda}) much valued as a game bird. Unlike most sandpipers, it frequents fields and uplands. Called also {Bartramian sandpiper}, {Bartram's tattler}, {field plover}, {grass plover}, {highland plover}, {hillbird}, {humility}, {prairie plover}, {prairie pigeon}, {prairie snipe}, {papabote}, {quaily}, and {uplander}.

{Upland sumach} (Bot.), a North American shrub of the genus Rhus ({Rhus glabra}), used in tanning and dyeing.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

humility

noun

1: a disposition to be humble; a lack of false pride; "not everyone regards humility as a virtue" [syn: {humility}, {humbleness}] [ant: {conceit}, {conceitedness}, {vanity}]

2: a humble feeling; "he was filled with humility at the sight of the Pope" [syn: {humility}, {humbleness}] [ant: {pride}, {pridefulness}]


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