Translation of modesty in Spanish:

modesty

Pronunciation: /ˈmɑːdəsti; ˈmɒdɪsti/

n

u
  • 1.1 (absence of conceit) modestia (f) I would tell you about it, but modesty forbids te lo contaría, pero pecaría de poco modesto in all modesty, I think … modestamente or con toda modestia, creo que …
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    • He had shown no false modesty about his ability to avoid the gardener.
    • He is intelligent, engaging and nimbly treads the line between humility and false modesty.
    • It's not false modesty, but the viewing nation has had three solid months of me and now they need a break.
    1.2 (limited size) [formal] lo modesto
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    • At the cathedral, Paul and his wife Jenny lived in relative modesty in a part of what was originally built as the bishop's palace.
    • Is the relative modesty of the damages a reflection of the fact that the amount was determined by a judge and not by a jury?
    • His family was quite wealthy, but modesty was what they possessed in great amounts.
    1.3 (propriety) recato (m), pudor (m) to outrage sb's modesty ofender el pudor de algn
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    • ‘The idea is that your modesty in dress and behavior is a passport to public space,’ he said.
    • But faith in the classical virtues of decorum and modesty remained with him until his death.
    • ‘Since Father is unavailable that would be acceptable,’ she ducked her head in a gesture the steward took as maidenly modesty, but actually was meant to hide her smile.

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