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modestynoun [U]

uk   /ˈmɒd.ɪ.sti/ us   /ˈmɑː.dɪ.sti/
(Definition of modesty from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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modestynoun [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.
(Definition of modesty from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “modesty”
in Arabic تَواضُع…
in Korean 겸손함…
in Portuguese modéstia…
in Catalan modèstia…
in Japanese 謙そん…
in Chinese (Simplified) 成功不张扬, 谦虚,谦逊…
in Turkish alçak gönüllülük, mütevazılık, utangaçlık…
in Russian скромность…
in Chinese (Traditional) 成功而不張揚, 謙虛,謙遜…
in Italian modestia…
in Polish skromność…
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