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humility

[hyoo-mil-i-tee or, often, yoo-] /hyuˈmɪl ɪ ti or, often, yu-/
noun
1.
the quality or condition of being humble; modest opinion or estimate of one's own importance, rank, etc.
Origin
1275-1325
1275-1325; Middle English humilite < Latin humilitās. See humble, -ty2
Synonyms
lowliness, meekness, submissiveness.
Antonyms
pride.
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British Dictionary definitions for humilities

humility

/hjuːˈmɪlɪtɪ/
noun (pl) -ties
1.
the state or quality of being humble
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Word Origin and History for humilities

humility

n.

early 14c., from Old French umelite "humility, modesty, sweetness," from Latin humilitatem (nominative humilitas) "lowness, insignificance," in Church Latin "meekness," from humilis "humble" (see humble). In the Mercian hymns, Latin humilitatem is glossed by Old English eaðmodnisse.

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humilities in the Bible

a prominent Christian grace (Rom. 12:3; 15:17, 18; 1 Cor. 3:5-7; 2 Cor. 3:5; Phil. 4:11-13). It is a state of mind well pleasing to God (1 Pet. 3:4); it preserves the soul in tranquillity (Ps. 69:32, 33), and makes us patient under trials (Job 1:22). Christ has set us an example of humility (Phil. 2:6-8). We should be led thereto by a remembrance of our sins (Lam. 3:39), and by the thought that it is the way to honour (Prov. 16:18), and that the greatest promises are made to the humble (Ps. 147:6; Isa. 57:15; 66:2; 1 Pet. 5:5). It is a "great paradox in Christianity that it makes humility the avenue to glory."

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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