Definition of modesty
1 : the quality of not being too proud or confident about yourself or your abilities <She accepted the award with modesty.>
2 : propriety in dress, speech, or conduct <The young man was known for his modesty.>
Examples of modesty in a sentence
She accepted the award with modesty.
He is known for his modesty, an uncommon characteristic for a politician.
There was no false modesty in her victory speech.
the modesty of her clothing
First Known Use of modesty
MODESTY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of modesty for English Language Learners
: 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
MODESTY Defined for Kids
Definition of modesty for Students
: the quality of being decent or not boastful
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