[ 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 .