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American English: /ˈmɑdəsti/
British English: /ˈmɒdɪsti/

Translation of modesty in Spanish:


  • 1 (absence of conceit) 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 …
    Example sentences
    • 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.
  • 2 (limited size) [formal]
    lo modesto
    Example sentences
    • 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.
  • 3 (propriety) to outrage somebody's modesty
    ofender el pudor de alguien
    Example sentences
    • ‘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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