Monday, June 4, 2012

Word of the Day-"Humble"

hum·ble

Pronunciation:  huhm-buhl, adjective, hum·bler, hum·blest, verb, hum·bled, hum·bling.

Definition:  adjective

1.  not proud or arrogant; modest: to be humble although successful.

2. having a feeling of insignificance, inferiority, subservience, etc

3. low in rank, importance, status, quality, etc.; lowly: of humble origin; a humble home.

4. courteously respectful: In my humble opinion you are wrong.

5. low in height, level, etc.; small in size: a humble member of the galaxy.

verb (used with object)

6. to lower in condition, importance, or dignity; abase.

7. to destroy the independence, power, or will of.

8. to make meek: to humble one's heart.

 Origin: 1200–50; Middle English ( h ) umble < Old French < Latin humilis lowly, insignificant, on the ground.

1. unpretending, unpretentious. 2. submissive, meek. 3. unassuming, plain, common, poor. 4. polite. 6. mortify, shame, abash. 7. subdue, crush, break.

Used in a sentence:  "After running three miles in the business district and then lifting weights amid coworkers in the office gym, Hula was humbled to find that she had been wearing her shorts wrong side out the whole time."

 I'm not namin' any names, but somebody around here might need to get her eyes checked.

3 comments:

Linda said...

Oh, that was funny! I am sure it was embarrassing, but still funny!

Living Life said...

lol! Hopefully you are the only one who noticed!

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