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modesty

Pronunciation: /ˈmɑːdəsti; ˈmɒdɪsti/

Translation of modesty in Spanish:

noun/nombre

uncountable/no numerable
  • 1.1 (absence of conceit) modestia (feminine) 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.
    1.2 (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.
    1.3 (propriety) recato (masculine), pudor (masculine) to outrage sb's modesty ofender el pudor de algn
    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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