Definition of Modesty

1. Noun. Freedom from vanity or conceit.

Exact synonyms: Modestness
Generic synonyms: Decency
Specialized synonyms: Grundyism, Primness, Prudery, Prudishness
Attributes: Modest, Immodest
Derivative terms: Modest, Modest
Antonyms: Immodesty

2. Noun. Formality and propriety of manner.
Exact synonyms: Reserve
Generic synonyms: Correctitude, Properness, Propriety
Specialized synonyms: Demureness

Definition of Modesty

1. n. The quality or state of being modest; that lowly temper which accompanies a moderate estimate of one's own worth and importance; absence of self-assertion, arrogance, and presumption; humility respecting one's own merit.

Definition of Modesty

1. Noun. The quality of being modest; having a limited and not overly high opinion of oneself and one's abilities. ¹

2. Noun. Moderate behaviour; reserve. ¹

3. Noun. (qualifier specifically) Pudency, prudish avoidance of sexual explicitness. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Modesty

1. the quality of being modest [n -TIES]

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Literary usage of Modesty

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1. A Vindication of the Rights of Woman: With Strictures on Political and Moral by Mary Wollstonecraft (1891)
"modesty ! Sacred offspring of sensibility and reason !— true delicacy of mind !—may I unblamed presume to investigate thy nature, and trace to its covert ..."

2. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1899)
"modesty comes finally to be a feeling of reluctance to all vulgar publicity ... modesty as a mode of self-respect is quite distinct from respect and fear of ..."

3. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1899)
"modesty comes finally to be a feeling of reluctance to all vulgar publicity ... modesty as a mode of self-respect is quite distinct from respect and fear of ..."

4. The History of Human Marriage by Edward Westermarck (1922)
"CHAPTER XII SEXUAL modesty SEXUAL shame may be defined as the shame caused by the idea of the sexual function or anything which is apt to lead to such an ..."

5. A Treatise of Human Nature: Being an Attempt to Introduce the Experimental by David ( Hume (1898)
"To remove, as far as possible, all scruples of this kind, I shall here consider another set of duties, viz. the modesty and chastity whicli belong to the ..."

6. The Philosophical Works of David Hume by David Hume (1854)
"OF CHASTITY AND modesty. If any difficulty attend this system concerning the laws of nature and nations, it will be with regard to the universal approbation ..."

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