Synonyms and Antonyms of modesty

  1. 1 the absence of any feelings of being better than others <his natural modesty makes him reluctant to run for public office> Synonyms demureness, down-to-earthness, humbleness, lowliness, meekness, humilityRelated Words acquiescence, compliance, deference, passivity, resignedness, submission, submissiveness; ingenuousness, naïveté (also naivete or naiveté); directness, plainness, simpleness; bashfulness, diffidence, mousiness, quietness, reserve, reservedness, retiringness, sheepishness, shyness, timidity, timidnessNear Antonyms aggressiveness, assertiveness; attitude, audaciousness, boldness, brashness, brassiness, cheek, cheekiness, cockiness, cocksureness, forwardness, overconfidence, swagger, swash, temerity; impertinence, impudence, insolence, nerve, sauciness; boastfulness, chest-thumping, self-applause, self-assumption, self-centeredness, self-complacency, self-conceit, self-glorification, self-importance, self-opinion, self-partiality, self-satisfaction, vaingloriousness, vanity; condescension, disdain, scorn; flamboyance, ostentation, ostentatiousness, showinessAntonyms arrogance, assumption, bumptiousness, conceit, egoism, egotism, haughtiness, hauteur, huffiness, imperiousness, loftiness, lordliness, peremptoriness, pomposity, pompousness, presumptuousness, pretense (or pretence), pretension, pretentiousness, pride, pridefulness, superciliousness, superiority, toploftiness

  2. 2 the quality or state of being morally pure <in this day and age, that's very becoming modesty in a teenager> Synonyms chasteness, immaculacy, innocence, chastity, purityRelated Words goodness, righteousness, virtue, virtuousness; morality, probity, rectitude; decency, decorum, propriety, seemlinessNear Antonyms badness, evil, sinfulness, unrighteousness, wickedness; impropriety, indecency, vulgarityAntonyms immodesty, impurity, unchasteness, unchastity

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