A person who is humble has learned to appreciate his or her personal situation. A humble person might be thankful or modest regarding his or her accomplishments. In some cases, the word “humble” is used when a person feels undeserving of recognition, or a person’s good fortune suddenly disappears.
Joe said he felt humble knowing that his success was attributable to the work of those who came before him.
Even though Gloria has achieved great success as a leader at the company where she works, she’s humbled by the support she has received from her coworkers.
Losing his job as a manager was a humbling experience for Anthony who had only known success before being let go.
The humble origin of the multi-billion dollar business was a single coffee shop in a small midwest city.
At an awards ceremony, Charles said he was humbled to be honored by his colleagues.
Charles humbly accepted the award.
To receive the award was an incredibly humbling experience for him.
His humbleness almost prevented him from accepting the award.
A relatively new word is " humblebrag." To brag is just about the opposite of being humble, but a person who tries to give the impression of being humble, but is actually bragging, is guilty of a humblebrag. This word is a noun.
Rudy’s story about helping refugees find jobs at his company was an obvious humblebrag.
The amateur webcast from Isabel’s kitchen turned into a humblebrag as viewers slowly realized just how rich she really was.