Modesty

(Roget's Thesaurus)
<- N
PARAG:Modesty->N
GRP: \\ N \\ 1
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ modesty
modesty
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ humility
humility
&c. 879
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ diffidence
diffidence
timidity
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ retiring disposition
retiring disposition
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ unobtrusiveness
unobtrusiveness
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ bashfulness
bashfulness
&c.->Adj.
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ mauvaise honte
mauvaise honte
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ blush
blush
blushing
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ verecundity|
verecundity|
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ self-knowledge
self-knowledge
GRP: \\ N \\ 2
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ reserve
reserve
constraint
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ demureness
demureness
&c.->Adj.
=> blushing honors
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ blushing honors
blushing honors
=>(Henry VIII)
PARAG:Modesty->V
GRP: \\ V \\ 1
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ be modest
be modest
&c.->Adj.
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ retire
retire
reserve oneself
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ give way to
give way to
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ draw in one's horns
draw in one's horns
&c. 879
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ hide one's face
hide one's face
GRP: \\ V \\ 2
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ keep private
keep private
keep in the background
keep one's distance
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ pursue the noiseless tenor of one's way
pursue the noiseless tenor of one's way
=> do good by stealth and blush to find it fame
do good by stealth and blush to find it fame
=>(Pope)
hide one's light under a bushel
cast a sheep's eye
PARAG:Modesty->Adj
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 1
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ modest
modest
diffident
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ humble
humble
&c. 879
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ timid
timid
timorous
bashful
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ shy
shy
nervous
skittish
coy
sheepish
shamefaced
blushing
overmodest
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 2
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ unpretending
unpretending
unpretentious
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ unobtrusive
unobtrusive
unassuming
unostentatious
unboastful
unaspiring
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ poor in spirit
poor in spirit
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 3
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 3 \\ out of countenance
out of countenance
&c.(humbled) 879
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 4
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 4 \\ reserved
reserved
constrained
demure
PARAG:Modesty->Adv
GRP: \\ Adv \\ 1
Sgm: \\ Adv \\ 1 \\ humbly
humbly
&c.->Adj.
Sgm: \\ Adv \\ 1 \\ quietly
quietly
privately
Sgm: \\ Adv \\ 1 \\ without ceremony
without ceremony
without beat of drum
Sgm: \\ Adv \\ 1 \\ sans faΘon
sans faΘon

English dictionary for students. 2013.

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  • Modesty — Mod es*ty, n. [L. modestia: cf. F. modestie. See {Modest}.] 1. The quality or state of being modest; that lowly temper which accompanies a moderate estimate of one s own worth and importance; absence of self assertion, arrogance, and presumption; …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • modesty — (n.) 1530s, freedom from exaggeration, self control, from M.Fr. modestie or directly from L. modestia moderation, sense of honor, correctness of conduct, from modestus moderate, keeping measure, sober, gentle, temperate, from modus measure,… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Modesty — Modesty, est une chanteuse française. Biographie Discographie 1980, On n aime toujours le même 1980, So sweet is my love 1980, Boogie encore 1983, Historia 1984, Crime d amour 1985, Le chien extraordinaire Sources [1] Catégorie : Chanteuse… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • modesty — index decorum, propriety (correctness) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • modesty — [n] shyness bashfulness, celibacy, chastity, constraint, coyness, decency, delicacy, demureness, diffidence, discreetness, humbleness, humility, inhibition, innocence, lack of pretension, meekness, propriety, prudery, purity, quietness, reserve,… …   New thesaurus

  • modesty — ► NOUN ▪ the quality or state of being modest …   English terms dictionary

  • modesty — [mäd′is tē] n. [Fr modestie < L modestia] the quality or state of being modest; specif., a) unassuming or humble behavior b) lack of excesses or pretensions; moderation c) decency; decorum …   English World dictionary

  • Modesty — For other uses, see Modest (disambiguation). Man and woman in swimsuits, ca. 1910; she is exiting a bathing machine …   Wikipedia

  • modesty — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ characteristic, natural (esp. BrE), typical ▪ She accepted their congratulations with typical modesty. ▪ false ▪ feminine …   Collocations dictionary

  • modesty — n. 1) to affect; display modesty 2) false modesty (without false modesty) 3) modesty about * * * [ mɒdɪstɪ] display modesty to affect modesty about false modesty (without false modesty) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • modesty — [[t]mɒ̱dɪsti[/t]] 1) N UNCOUNT (approval) Someone who shows modesty does not talk much about their abilities or achievements. His modesty does him credit, for the food he produces speaks for itself... He plays the character with tremendous… …   English dictionary

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