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humilitude (countable and uncountable, plural humilitudes)

  1. (rare, obsolete) Humility.[1]
    • c. 1586, Sir Henry Sydney, "A Letter from Sir Henry Sydney to his Son Sir Philip Sydney" (reprinted in The Orthodox Churchman's Magazine, 1805, vol. 9, p. 361):
      [S]hew much humility, and some familiarity. . . . for high humilitudes take such deep root in the minds of the multitude (who are more easily won by unprofitable courtesies, than curious benefits) that I advise thee not to affect nor neglect popularities.
    • 1702, Cotton Mather, Magnalia Christi Americana (1855 Silas Andrus edition), p. 127:
      [W]hereto with a sagacious humilitude he consented.
    • 1817, Alicia M'Gennis, Strathbogie; or, The Recluse of Glenmorris[1], page 180:
      The attending spirits that waited the voice of justice fell prostrate down, but Robin, as by superior force impelled, raised his awe-inspired eyes in deep humilitude to the centre of this bright concave.
    • 1915, Credo Fitch Harris, chapter 23, in Sunlight Patch[2]:
      "[H]enceforth I shall come into your exalted presence with bare-headed humilitude."


  1. ^ Oxford English Dictionary, 2nd ed., 1989.