modesty definition

  • noun:
    • The state or quality of being modest.
    • Reserve or propriety in address, dress, or behavior.
    • not enough pretentiousness; simplicity.
    • the standard of being moderate; having a limited rather than overly high viewpoint of yourself and one's abilities.
    • Moderate behavior; book.
    • Pudency, prudish avoidance of intimate explicitness.
    • the product quality or condition to be modest; that lowly temperament which accompanies a moderate estimation of your own worth and significance; lack of self-assertion, arrogance, and presumption; humility respecting an individual's very own merit.
    • All-natural delicacy or pity with regards to personal charms as well as the sexual connection; purity of idea and ways; due respect for propriety in message or action.
    • the standard of becoming moderate; moderation; freedom from exaggeration or excess.
    • Retiring personality or demeanor; disinclination to presumption, ostentation, or self-assertion; unobtrusiveness; reserve proceeding from lack of over-confidence or self-esteem.
    • Decorous experience or behavior; purity or delicacy of idea or way; reserve proceeding from pure or chaste character.
    • Synonyms Diffidence, Shyness, etc. See bashfulness.
    • The hare's ear or thorough-wax, Bupleurum rotundifolium.
    • The bladder-ketmia or flower-of-an-hour, Hibiscus Trionum.
    • freedom from vanity or conceit
    • formality and propriety of manner
  • others:
    • to reduce from modesty: with away.

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