modesty

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

mod·es·ty

noun \ˈmä-də-stē\

: the quality of not being too proud or confident about yourself or your abilities

: the quality of behaving and especially dressing in ways that do not attract sexual attention

Full Definition of MODESTY

1
:  freedom from conceit or vanity
2
:  propriety in dress, speech, or conduct

Examples of MODESTY

  1. She accepted the award with modesty.
  2. He is known for his modesty, an uncommon characteristic for a politician.
  3. There was no false modesty in her victory speech.
  4. the modesty of her clothing

First Known Use of MODESTY

1531

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