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/

(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)