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Antonyms for modesty
ˈmɒd ə stimod·esty

This page is about all possible antonyms and opposite words for the term modesty.

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. modesty

    Bashfulness is a shrinking from notice without assignable reason. Coyness is a half encouragement, half avoidance of offered attention, and may be real or affected. Diffidence is self-distrust; modesty, a humble estimate of oneself in comparison with others, or with the demands of some undertaking. Modesty has also the specific meaning of a sensitive shrinking from anything indelicate. Shyness is a tendency to shrink from observation; timidity, a distinct fear of criticism, error, or failure. Reserve is the holding oneself aloof from others, or holding back one's feelings from expression, or one's affairs from communication to others. Reserve may be the retreat of shyness, or, on the other hand, the contemptuous withdrawal of pride and haughtiness. Compare ABASH; PRIDE; TACITURN.

    Antonyms:
    abandon, arrogance, assumption, assurance, boldness, conceit, confidence, egotism, forwardness, frankness, freedom, haughtiness, impudence, indiscretion, loquaciousness, loquacity, pertness, sauciness, self-conceit, self-sufficiency, sociability

    Synonyms:
    backwardness, bashfulness, coldness, constraint, coyness, diffidence, reserve, shyness, timidity, unobtrusiveness

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. modesty

    Antonyms:
    vanity, conceit, self-sufficiency, self-admiration, foppery, coxcombry, wantonness, shamelessness, effrontery

    Synonyms:
    sobriety, diffidence, bashfulness, humility, pure-mindedness

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. modesty, modestnessnoun

    freedom from vanity or conceit

    Antonyms:
    immodesty

    Synonyms:
    reserve, moderateness, modestness, reasonableness

  2. modesty, reservenoun

    formality and propriety of manner

    Antonyms:
    immodesty

    Synonyms:
    substitute, stockpile, second-stringer, taciturnity, reservation, reserve, backlog, military reserve, reticence, modestness

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. modestynoun

    Antonyms:
    immodesty, boldness, indelicacy

    Synonyms:
    unobtrusiveness, humility, delicacy, chastity, purity, decency, pudicity

How to use modesty in a sentence?

  1. Thomas Huxley:

    Thoughtfulness for others, generosity, modesty, and self-respect are the qualities which make a real gentleman or lady.

  2. Madam Guizot:

    Modesty is a shining light; it prepares the mind to receive knowledge, and the heart for truth.

  3. Burmese Proverb:

    He who is full of faith and modesty, who shrinks from sin, and is full of learning, who is diligent, unremiss, and full of understanding?he, being replete with these seven things, is esteemed a wise man.

  4. Richard Brinsley Sheridan:

    Modesty is a quality in a lover more praised by the women than liked.

  5. Edith Sitwell:

    I have often wished I had time to cultivate modesty. But I am too busy thinking about myself.

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