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Synonyms for modesty
ˈmɒd ə stimod·esty

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English Synonyms and Antonyms4.0 / 2 votes

  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.

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

    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 Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. modesty

    sobriety, diffidence, bashfulness, humility, pure-mindedness

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

Princeton's WordNet4.0 / 1 vote

  1. modesty, modestnessnoun

    freedom from vanity or conceit

    reserve, moderateness, modestness, reasonableness


  2. modesty, reservenoun

    formality and propriety of manner

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


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Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. modestynoun

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

  2. modestynoun

    chastity, purity

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words5.0 / 1 vote

  1. modestynoun

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

    immodesty, boldness, indelicacy

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "modesty":

    humility, decency, modest

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  1. Anne Jarrett:

    The way that [ White ] used modesty in the letter as sort of like a call to women to do better was the same argument that I had seen a lot.

  2. Jason Lewis ':

    Well, the thing is, can we call anybody a slut ? This is what begs the question. Take this woman out of it, take Rush out of it for a moment, does a woman now have the right to behave -- and I know there's a double standard between the way men chase women and running and running around -- you know, I'm not going to get there, but you know what I'm talking about. But it used to be that women were held to a little bit of a higher standard. We required modesty from women. Now, are we beyond those days where a woman can behave as a slut, but you can't call her a slut ?

  3. Amy Ott:

    As a private Catholic high school, we adhere to teaching our students moral values which include modesty, we want all students to feel beautiful in what they wear while also adhering to our values as a Catholic school.

  4. Harriet Martineau:

    Fidelity to conscience is inconsistent with retiring modesty. If it be so, let the modesty succumb. It can be only a false modesty which can be thus endangered.

  5. Richard Brinsley Sheridan:

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

Translations for modesty

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  • skromnostCzech
  • BescheidenheitGerman
  • μετριοπάθεια, σεμνότητα, ταπεινότητα, μετριοφροσύνηGreek
  • seksmodesteco, modestecoEsperanto
  • آزرمPersian
  • häveliäisyys, säädyllisyys, siveys, vaatimattomuus, kainousFinnish
  • modestie, pudeurFrench
  • համեստությունArmenian
  • მოკრძალებაGeorgian
  • 겸손Korean
  • gereserveerdheid, schroom, bescheidenheidDutch
  • skromnośćPolish
  • modéstiaPortuguese
  • modestie, castitate, rezervă, puritateRomanian
  • благопристойность, застенчивость, стыдливость, целомудрие, сдержанность, скромностьRussian
  • скро̏мно̄ст, čȅdnōst, skrȍmnōst, че̏дно̄стSerbo-Croatian
  • skromnostSlovene
  • వినయముTelugu
  • شائستگیUrdu

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