modesty

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

Modesty

Modesty is a mode of dress and deportment intended to avoid encouraging sexual attraction in others; actual standards vary widely. In this use, it can be considered inappropriate or immodest to reveal certain parts of the body. A modest person would behave so as to avoid encouraging the sexual attention of others. In some societies, modesty may in...
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Modesty

• (n.) 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. • (n.) Natural delicacy or shame regarding personal charms and the sexual relation; purity of thought and manner...
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modesty

(from the article `dress`) In antiquity total nudity was acceptable for both sexes in gymnasia, at funerals, and in temples. It was only with the rise of Christianity, and 600 ...
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modesty

noun freedom from vanity or conceit
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Modesty

[sloop] Modesty was an oyster sloop built in 1923 by The Wood and Chute Shipyard of Greenport, Long Island. Modeled after the catboat Honest, which was built in 1892 by Jelle Dykstra on the west bank of Greens Creek, West Sayville, Modesty was built as a gaff-rigged sloop, but retained the extreme beam of a catboat. For auxiliary power, a t...
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Modesty

Mod'es·ty noun [ Latin modestia : confer French modestie . See Modest .] 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 respe...
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Modesty

Underrepresenting one's positive traits, contributions, or accomplishments.
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modesty

[n] - freedom from vanity or conceit 2. [n] - formality and propriety of manner
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