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modesties, plural;
  1. The quality or state of being unassuming or moderate in the estimation of one's abilities
    • - with typical modesty he insisted on sharing the credit with others
  2. The quality of being relatively moderate, limited, or small in amount, rate, or level
    • - the modesty of his political aspirations
  3. Behavior, manner, or appearance intended to avoid impropriety or indecency
    • - modesty forbade her to undress in front of so many people

  1. freedom from vanity or conceit
  2. formality and propriety of manner
  3. Standards of modesty (also called demureness or reticence) are aspects of the culture of a country or people, at a given point in time, and is a measure against which an individual in society may be judged.
  4. Tzniut (Hebrew: צניעות, Tzniut, Sephardi pronunciation, Tzeniut; Ashkenazi pronunciation, Tznius, "modesty") is a term used within Judaism and has its greatest influence as a notion within Orthodox Judaism. ...
  5. The oyster sloop Modesty was 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. ...
  6. The quality of being modest; having a limited and not overly high opinion of oneself and one's abilities; Moderate behaviour; reserve; Pudency, prudish avoidance of sexual explicitness
  7. Wantonness [leads] to hell, modesty to paradise.
  8. An extra strip of material attached to the top or bottom of a corset with drawstring to adhere to contour of wearer; many times made of Galloon Lace.
  9. Modesty is having self-respect. When you value yourself with quiet pride, you accept praise with humility and gratitude. Modesty is being comfortable with yourself and setting healthy boundaries about your body and your privacy.
  10. Optimara variety belonging to the Victorian Charm series. Medium, standard African Violet (4-inch pot size) with frilled, blue flowers and variegated leaves. Introduced 1995. (AVSA Reg. No. 8328) More information.
  11. 1. a virtue that grandmasters rarely cultivate. 2. "When I am White I win because I am White; when I am Black, I win because I am Bogoljubov."
  12. (1) one of the seven deadly virtues. (2) enhancing your charm by pretending not to be aware of it. (3) the attitude of mind that precedes the pounce. (4) with people of only moderate ability modesty is mere honesty; but with those who possess great talent it is hypocrisy. (5) the beauty of women.
  13. Being unlikely to boast about one's own abilities.
  14. to have a moderate opinion of oneself
  15. hazy jenius on Flickr
  16. Refers to the way that cultures view propriety of dress and conduct.