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Definition of 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.
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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