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Definition of modesty:

  1. Natural delicacy or shame regarding personal charms and the sexual relation; purity of thought and manners; due regard for propriety in speech or action.
  2. 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.

Synonyms:

decency, decency, modestness, purity, virtue, diffidence, simplicity, second-stringer, reserve, conceit, virginity, innocence, backlog, purity, unostentatiousness, stockpile, attitude, moderateness, military reserve, delicacy, reticence, lowliness, constraint, vanity, good, self-effacement, chastity, sex, reasonableness, inhibition, chastity, virtue, coldness, seemliness, dignity, innocence, substitute, restraint, big, simpleness, taciturnity, plain, celibacy, backwardness, self-love, courtesy, virtuousness.

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