Meaning of “modesty” in the English Dictionary

"modesty" in British English

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modestynoun [ U ]

uk /ˈmɒd.ɪ.sti/ us /ˈmɑː.dɪ.sti/

modesty noun [ U ] (QUIET SUCCESS)

approving the quality of not talking about or not trying to make people notice your abilities and achievements:

She does a lot of work for charities, but her modesty forbids her from talking about it.
in all modesty approving

said when you want to say something good about yourself, but do not want to seem to think you are too important:

In all modesty, we'd probably have lost the game if I hadn't been playing.

(Definition of “modesty” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"modesty" in American English

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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)