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Modesty

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Modesty \Mod"es*ty\, noun [L. modestia: cf. F. modestie. See {Modest}.]

1. The quality or state of being modest; that lowly temper which accompanies a moderate estimate of one's own worth and importance; absence of self-assertion, arrogance, and presumption; humility respecting one's own merit.

2. Natural delicacy or shame regarding personal charms and the sexual relation; purity of thought and manners; due regard for propriety in speech or action.

Her blush is guiltiness, not modesty. --Shak.

{Modesty piece}, a narrow piece of lace worn by women over the bosom. [Obs.] --Addison.

Syn: Bashfulness; humility; diffidence; shyness. See {Bashfulness}, and {Humility}.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

modesty

noun

1: freedom from vanity or conceit [syn: {modesty}, {modestness}] [ant: {immodesty}]

2: formality and propriety of manner [syn: {modesty}, {reserve}]


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