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modesty

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noun mod·es·ty \ˈmä-də-stē\

Simple Definition of modesty

  • : 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. 1 :  freedom from conceit or vanity

  2. 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



1531

First Known Use of modesty

1531


MODESTY Defined for Kids

modesty

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noun mod·es·ty \ˈmä-də-stē\

Definition of modesty

  1. :  the quality of being decent or not boastful





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