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adjective humble pronunciation in British English /ˈhʌmb(ə)l/ 
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  1. 1
    from a low social class
    humble beginnings/origins/background:

    He had risen from humble origins to amass immense wealth.

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    1. a.
      with a low status

      I'm just a humble receptionist.

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  2. 3
    simple and with only basic equipment or features

    They lived in a humble two-roomed flat.

  3. 4
    [only before noun] very common or old-fashioned but still useful or important

    The humble potato is the most versatile vegetable in the supermarket.

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