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Definition of Modesty

Modesty

  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.

Modesty Quotations

When virtue and modesty enlighten her charms, the lustre of a beautiful woman is brighter than the stars of heaven, and the influence of her power it is in vain to resist.
Akhenaton

Some are blessed with musical ability, others with good looks. Myself, I was blessed with modesty.
Roger Moore

With people of limited ability modesty is merely honesty. But with those who possess great talent it is hypocrisy.
Arthur Schopenhauer

Nothing is worse than a beautiful girl fishing for compliments by saying how gross she is. On the flip side, I find genuine humility and modesty attractive.
Chris Evans

Modesty, tis a virtue not often found among poets, for almost every one of them thinks himself the greatest in the world.
Miguel de Cervantes
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Modesty Translations

modesty in Dutch is bescheidenheid, discretie
modesty in French is pudeur, modestie
modesty in German is Bescheidenheit
modesty in Latin is pudor, rubor
modesty in Spanish is modestia
modesty in Swedish is blygsamhet
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