humbleness

Humbleness is a quality of being modest or unpretentious. Your humbleness is what keeps you from bragging about all the places you've traveled and the many languages you speak.

True humbleness is characterized by humility and a certain quietness or reserve. Showing off, exaggerating your accomplishments, and refusing to listen to other people's advice and opinions are all the opposite of humbleness. Sometimes this noun is also used to mean an ordinary or lowly state: "The humbleness of her upbringing made paying for college a struggle."

Definitions of humbleness
  1. noun
    the state of being humble and unimportant
    synonyms: lowliness, obscureness, unimportance
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    type of:
    obscurity
    an obscure and unimportant standing; not well known
  2. noun
    a humble feeling
    synonyms: humility
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    Antonyms:
    pride, pridefulness
    a feeling of self-respect and personal worth
    types:
    meekness, submission
    the feeling of patient, submissive humbleness
    self-depreciation
    a feeling of being of little worth
    type of:
    feeling
    the experiencing of affective and emotional states
  3. noun
    a disposition to be humble; a lack of false pride
    synonyms: humility
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    Antonyms:
    conceit, conceitedness, vanity
    the trait of being unduly vain and conceited; false pride
    types:
    meekness, subduedness
    a disposition to be patient and long suffering
    spinelessness
    the quality of lacking a strong character; an irresolute disposition
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    trait
    a distinguishing feature of your personal nature
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