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Synonyms of modesty in English:


  • 1 Hannah's innate modesty cloaks many talents
    self-effacement, humility, lack of vanity, lack of pretension, unpretentiousness;
    shyness, bashfulness, self-consciousness, reserve, reticence, timidity, meekness
    [Antonyms] boastfulness
  • 2 Gandhi's political tactics obscured the modesty of his political aspirations
    limited scope, moderation, fairness, acceptability, smallness
    [Antonyms] grandeur
  • 3 it is appropriate to contrast the modesty of his home with those of more affluent politicians
    unpretentiousness, simplicity, plainness, lack of pretension, inexpensiveness, lack of extravagance
    [Antonyms] grandeur
  • 4 they jeered at her maidenly modesty
    coyness, propriety, discreetness, delicacy, chasteness, virtue
    [Antonyms] immodesty, flamboyance
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