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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Hum·ble v. t. [imp. & p. p. Humbled p. pr. & vb. n. Humbling ]
 1. To bring low; to reduce the power, independence, or exaltation of; to lower; to abase; to humilate.
 Here, take this purse, thou whom the heaven's plagues
 Have humbled to all strokes.   --Shak.
    The genius which humbled six marshals of France.   --Macaulay.
 2. To make humble or lowly in mind; to abase the pride or arrogance of; to reduce the self-sufficiently of; to make meek and submissive; -- often used rexlexively.
    Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you.   --1 Pet. v. 6.
 Syn: -- To abase; lower; depress; humiliate; mortify; disgrace; degrade.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : causing awareness of your shortcomings; "golf is a humbling
            game" [syn: demeaning, humiliating, mortifying]