Definition of 'modesty'
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But who is your modesty being protected from? Times, Sunday Times (2011)That sounds like false modesty to us. Times, Sunday Times (2012)More than half said they cover their modesty here. The Sun (2012)But lacking sparkle is often a euphemism for pleasing modesty. Times, Sunday Times (2010)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)But she quickly grabbed the hem of her dress to protect her modesty. The Sun (2012)At least her modesty was protected then. The Sun (2014)She leans on a tree in another snap and then goes naked except for a faux fur jacket covering her modesty. The Sun (2015)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)The modesty was typical of the woman, but misplaced. Times, Sunday Times (2010)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)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)
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Translations for 'modesty'
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.
Definition of modesty from the Collins English Dictionary
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