[ adjective ] causing awareness of your shortcomings


"golf is a humbling game"

Used in print

(Rocky Mountains News, [Denver, Colorado],...)

The powerful New_York Yankees won their 19th world_series in a 5 - game romp over outclassed Cincinnati , crushing the Reds in a humiliating 13 - 5 barrage Monday in the loosely played finale .

(Howard Nemerov, "Themes and Methods: The Early...)

Hieronymus , like Piepsam , makes his protest quite in_vain , and his rejection , though not fatal , is ridiculous and humiliating ; he is simply thrown_out of the shop by the porter .

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