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MODESTY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does modesty mean? 

MODESTY (noun)
  The noun MODESTY has 2 senses:

1. freedom from vanity or conceit
2. formality and propriety of manner

  Familiarity information: MODESTY used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


MODESTY (noun)


Sense 1modesty [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Freedom from vanity or conceit

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

modesty; modestness

Hypernyms ("modesty" is a kind of...):

decency (the quality of conforming to standards of propriety and morality)

Attribute:

modest (not offensive to sexual mores in conduct or appearance)

immodest (offending against sexual mores in conduct or appearance)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "modesty"):

Grundyism; primness; prudery; prudishness (excessive or affected modesty)

Antonym:

immodesty (the trait of being vain and conceited)


Sense 2modesty [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Formality and propriety of manner

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

reserve; modesty

Hypernyms ("modesty" is a kind of...):

correctitude; properness; propriety (correct or appropriate behavior)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "modesty"):

demureness (the trait of behaving with reserve and decorum)


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