French translation of 'modesty'
1. (= absence of pride) modestie f
2. [of price] caractère m raisonnable
to protect one’s modesty (= decency) protéger sa pudeur
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Example Sentences Including 'modesty'
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Women were encouraged to dress with protective modesty and not to smoke or use make-up.The Spanish Civil War: Reaction, Revolution and Revenge (2006 (1986))
Historically, underwear was designed to preserve a woman 's modesty and help with hygiene.The Sun (2013)
There was a pleasing modesty to his claim that he was merely'a cook' and his panicky air over the frying pan endeared.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
There's no such thing as false modesty with you.The Sun (2015)
With typical modesty he commented that none his many performances could match the life and death one-act dramas enacted in such a theatre.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
But lacking sparkle is often a euphemism for pleasing modesty.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
The modesty was typical of the woman, but misplaced.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
But who is your modesty being protected from?Times, Sunday Times (2011)
At least her modesty was protected then.The Sun (2014)
But she quickly grabbed the hem of her dress to protect her modesty.The Sun (2012)
He had no false modesty about the poems.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
Her modesty will be covered by a bunch of roses.The Sun (2009)
His hard work and modesty may stem from the fact that he has lived much of his cricketing life in the shadows.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
More than half said they cover their modesty here.The Sun (2012)
She leans on a tree in another snap and then goes naked except for a faux fur jacket covering her modesty.The Sun (2015)
She woke the next morning in pain and realised the trousers she had been wearing for modesty under her dress were missing.The Sun (2010)
That sounds like false modesty to us.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
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British English: modesty NOUN
Someone who shows modesty does not talk much about their abilities or achievements.
His modesty does him credit, for the food he produces speaks for itself.
Translation of modesty from the Collins English to French Dictionary