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modesty

noun [U]  us   /ˈmɑd·ə·sti/

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…
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