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This page has 3 definitions of modesty in English. Modesty is a noun. Also define these 4 related words and terms: modest, moderate, reserve, and pudency.



From Middle French modestie, from Latin modestia; equivalent to modest +‎ -y.



modesty (usually uncountable, plural modesties)

  1. The quality of being modest; having a limited and not overly high opinion of oneself and one's abilities.
  2. Moderate behaviour; reserve.
  3. (specifically) Pudency, avoidance of sexual explicitness.


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