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Modesty

Mod´es`ty
n.1.The quality or state of being modest; that lowly temper which accompanies a moderate estimate of one's own worth and importance; absence of self-assertion, arrogance, and presumption; humility respecting one's own merit.
2.Natural delicacy or shame regarding personal charms and the sexual relation; purity of thought and manners; due regard for propriety in speech or action.
Her blush is guiltiness, not modesty.
- Shak.
Modesty piece
a narrow piece of lace worn by women over the bosom.
- Addison.
Noun1.modesty - freedom from vanity or conceit
Antonyms:
immodesty - the trait of being vain and conceited
2.modesty - formality and propriety of manner
Synonyms: reserve
aloofness, altruism, backwardness, bashfulness, blankness, boggle, boggling, chilliness, coldness, commitment, compunction, consecration, constraint, coolness, decorousness, decorum, dedication, delicacy, demur, demurral, detachment, devotion, diffidence, discreetness, discretion, disinterest, disinterestedness, distance, dullness, elegance, expressionlessness, fairishness, falter, faltering, frigidity, frostiness, guardedness, hesitance, hesitancy, hesitation, homeliness, humbleness, iciness, impassiveness, impassivity, impersonality, inaccessibility, indifference, ingloriousness, innocuousness, introversion, lackluster, lowlihood, lowliness, meanness, mediocreness, mediocrity, meekness, middlingness, moderateness, modestness, objection, passableness, pause, plainness, poorness, protest, pudency, pudicity, qualm, qualm of conscience, qualmishness, recoil, remoteness, repression, reserve, reservedness, respectability, restraint, reticence, reticency, retirement, sacrifice, scruple, scrupulosity, scrupulousness, seemliness, self-abasement, self-abnegation, self-denial, self-devotion, self-effacement, self-forgetfulness, self-immolation, self-neglect, self-neglectfulness, self-renouncement, self-sacrifice, self-subjection, selflessness, shame, shrinking, shyness, simpleness, smallness, standoffishness, stickling, subduedness, submissiveness, suppression, teachableness, tediousness, tolerableness, unacquisitiveness, unaffability, unapproachability, uncongeniality, undemonstrativeness, unexpansiveness, unimportance, unpossessiveness, unpretentiousness, unselfishness, withdrawal, withdrawnness
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