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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 hu·mil·i·ty /hjuˈmɪləti, ju-/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Hu·mil·i·ty n.; pl. Humilities
 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: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a disposition to be humble; a lack of false pride; "not
           everyone regards humility as a virtue" [syn: humbleness]
           [ant: pride]
      2: a humble feeling; "he was filled with humility at the sight
         of the Pope" [syn: humbleness] [ant: pride]

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    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."