Definition of modesty in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈmɒdɪsti


[mass noun]
  • 2The quality of being relatively moderate, limited, or small in amount, rate, or level: the modesty of his political aspirations
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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.
    limited scope, moderation, fairness, acceptability, smallness

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