• IPA: /ˈmɒd.ə.sti/

modesty (uncountable)

  1. The quality of being modest; having a limited and not overly high opinion of oneself and one's abilities.
    • 1907, Robert William Chambers, chapter VIII, in The Younger Set, New York, N.Y.: D. Appleton & Company, OCLC 24962326 ↗:
      At her invitation he outlined for her the succeeding chapters with terse military accuracy ; and what she liked best and best understood was avoidance of that false modesty which condescends, turning technicality into pabulum.
  2. Moderate behaviour; reserve.
  3. (specifically) Pudency, avoidance of sexual explicitness.
Antonyms Related terms Translations Translations
  • Russian: скро́мность
  • Spanish: modestia
  • French: pudeur
  • Russian: скро́мность
  • Spanish: pudor

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