modesty

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Pronunciation[change]

  • IPA: /ˈmɒd.ə.sti/
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Noun[change]

Singular
modesty

Plural
modesties

  1. (uncountable) Modesty is the attitude of not talking about or not trying to make people notice your abilities and achievements.
    Two things were obvious: his intellectual honesty and the modesty with which he spoke.
    Without false modesty he knew he was the best teacher in the school.
  2. (uncountable) If you dress with, modesty you cover most of your body and do not wear sexy clothes or bright colours.
    There were also all sorts of rules about modesty in dress, you know, no pants for women.

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