Humility is the state of being humble. It's the antithesis of immodesty, and is considered a virtue in many philosophical and religious contexts. The original concept of humility, in both Chinese and Western culture, seems to have come from a much more practical perspective of avoiding self delusion, rather than sin. Much folk lore, including Aesop's Fables, refers to the dangers of vanity. It was considered a serious weakness and threat to those afflicted, and even the not very humble Romans had a person specially appointed to accompany and remind the celebrating hero of a triumph, 'Remember thou art mortal', in case the person forgot.
Examples of Humility:
|'He won a raffle, now he carries on like he's God'.
'Well, she's being humble if the habit of applauding yourself in a mirror every morning is overlooked.'|