Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “modesty”

See all translations

modesty

noun [U]  /ˈmɑd·ə·sti/ us  

modesty noun [U] (CORRECTNESS)

modesty noun [U] (QUIET SUCCESS)

the tendency not to talk about or make obvious your own abilities and achievements: Sosa’s modesty and sportsmanship made him a fan favorite.
Translations of “modesty”
in Korean 겸손함…
in Arabic تَواضُع…
in Portuguese modéstia…
in Catalan modèstia…
in Japanese 謙そん…
in Italian modestia…
in Chinese (Traditional) 成功而不張揚, 謙虛,謙遜…
in Russian скромность…
in Turkish alçak gönüllülük, mütevazılık, utangaçlık…
in Chinese (Simplified) 成功不张扬, 谦虚,谦逊…
in Polish skromność…
(Definition of modesty from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of modesty?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “modesty” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

shampoo

a liquid used for washing hair, or for washing particular objects or materials

Word of the Day

The way we move (Verbs for walking and running)

by Kate Woodford,
March 25, 2015
​​​ This week we’re looking at interesting ways to describe the way that people move. Most of the verbs that we’ll be considering describe how fast or slow people move. Others describe the attitude or state of mind of the person walking or running. Some describe both. Starting with verbs for walking slowly,

Read More 

crossfit noun

March 23, 2015
high-intensity strength training Two women in strappy dresses discussed how much weight they could snatch

Read More