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Synonyms for modesty
ˈmɒd ə sti

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. modesty, modestness(noun)

    freedom from vanity or conceit

    Synonyms:
    reserve, moderateness, modestness, reasonableness

    Antonyms:
    immodesty

  2. modesty, reserve(noun)

    formality and propriety of manner

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

    Antonyms:
    immodesty

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.

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

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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. modesty

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

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. modesty(n.)

    Synonyms:
    unobtrusiveness, meekness, humility, retiring disposition, freedom from presumption

  2. modesty(n.)

    Synonyms:
    chastity, purity

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. modesty(n)

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

    Antonyms:
    immodesty, boldness, indelicacy

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "modesty":

    humility, decency, modest

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How to use modesty in a sentence?

  1. Hazlitt:

    True modesty and true pride are much the same thing. Both consist in setting a just value on ourselves?neither more nor less.

  2. Yves Saint Laurent:

    I have often said that I wish I had invented blue jeans: the most spectacular, the most practical, the most relaxed and nonchalant. They have expression, modesty, sex appeal, simplicity - all I hope for in my clothes.

  3. Jean Dujardin:

    I approached this film with hindsight, modesty and knowing that history is the star of the film.

  4. Joseph Joubert:

    Ornaments were invented by modesty.

  5. Moshe Kahlon:

    We want practical solutions. Friends, in places where others gave up, we promised to fight and to win, now is the time to do what is best for all of us. This evening is about recognizing the good. An evening of modesty and good conduct. I am not arrogant, and I certainly won't gloat.


Translations for modesty

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  • skromnostCzech
  • BescheidenheitGerman
  • μετριοπάθεια, μετριοφροσύνη, ταπεινότητα, σεμνότηταGreek
  • modesteco, seksmodestecoEsperanto
  • آزرمPersian
  • säädyllisyys, siveys, vaatimattomuus, häveliäisyys, kainousFinnish
  • pudeur, modestieFrench
  • համեստությունArmenian
  • მოკრძალებაGeorgian
  • schroom, bescheidenheid, gereserveerdheidDutch
  • skromnośćPolish
  • modéstiaPortuguese
  • modestie, rezervă, puritate, castitateRomanian
  • благопристойность, застенчивость, скромность, сдержанность, целомудрие, стыдливостьRussian
  • че̏дно̄ст, скро̏мно̄ст, skrȍmnōst, čȅdnōstSerbo-Croatian
  • skromnostSlovene
  • వినయముTelugu
  • شائستگیUrdu

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