Roget category 8796. Words relating to the sentient and moral
› 6.2. Personal affections
›› 6.2.5. Extrinsic affections
condescension — affability etc. (courtesy) 894.
modesty etc. 881 — verecundity†, blush, suffusion, confusion — sense of shame, sense of disgrace — humiliation, mortification — let down, set down.
demean oneself —
stoop to conquer —
carry coals —
submit with a good grace
yield the palm.
lower one's tone, lower one's note — sing small, draw in one's horns, sober down — hide one's face, hide one's diminished head — not dare to show one's face, take shame to oneself, not have a word to say for oneself — feel shame, be conscious of shame, feel disgrace, be conscious of disgrace — drink the cup of humiliation to the dregs.
blush for, blush up to the eves — redden, change color — color up — hang one's head, look foolish, feel small.
render humble — humble, humiliate — let down, set down, take down, tread down, frown down — snub, abash, abase, make one sing small, strike dumb — teach one his distance — put down, take down a peg, take down a peg lower — throw into the shade, cast into the shade etc. 874 — stare out of countenance, put out of countenance — put to the blush — confuse, ashame†, mortify, disgrace, crush — send away with a flea in one's ear.
get a setdown†.
condescending — affable etc. (courteous) 891.
humbled etc. v. — bowed down, resigned — abashed, ashamed, dashed — out of countenance — down in the mouth — down on one's knees, down on one's marrowbones, down on one's uppers — humbled in the dust, browbeaten — chapfallen†, crestfallen — dumfoundered†.
shorn of one's glory etc. (disrepute) 874.
with downcast eyes,
with bated breath,
with bended knee —
on all fours,
on one's feet.
under correction, with due deference.
I am your obedient servant,
I am your very humble servant —
my service to you —
da locum melioribus [Lat.]
parvum parva decent [Lat.]
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Bold numbers signify related Roget categories. A dagger symbol (†) indicates archaic words and expressions no longer in common use.
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