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synonyms for modesty

  • decency
  • humility
  • propriety
  • purity
  • reticence
  • simplicity
  • virtue
  • bashfulness
  • celibacy
  • chastity
  • constraint
  • coyness
  • delicacy
  • demureness
  • diffidence
  • discreetness
  • humbleness
  • inhibition
  • innocence
  • meekness
  • prudery
  • quietness
  • reserve
  • self-effacement
  • timidity
  • unobtrusiveness
  • unpretentiousness
  • lack of pretension
  • unostentatiousness

antonyms for modesty

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  • immorality
  • impropriety
  • boldness
  • confidence
  • arrogance
  • braveness
  • conceit
  • courage
  • ego
  • pride
  • self-confidence
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While that practice is accepted in the United States, it’s frowned upon in many other countries, where modesty is more culturally valued.
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Advocates for greater modesty say mummies did not agree to have their bodies put on public display, and that cultural respect demands they be removed from view.
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Scott did no damage to her reputation for extravagant modesty when she published, in her first-ever tweet, that she was “Grateful to have finished the process of dissolving my marriage with Jeff.”
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He once told me that modesty may be a public virtue, but it was not a private one.
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Today, though, “judicial modesty is now very much out of fashion in conservative legal circles.”
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Such modesty might feel odd, but it was actually refreshing.
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In the first case, you should respect modesty, indulging it as pride and a strong work ethic, even if you choose to ultimately ignore such protests.
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Questions about the relationship between art and nature seemed to quiz the very air around it, and it charmed me with its good-humored modesty.
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What’s intriguing about anonymous giving, and other behaviors apparently designed to obscure good traits and acts, like modesty, is that it’s “hard to reconcile with standard evolutionary accounts of pro-social behavior,” the researchers write.
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The Queen Mum’s clothing still has hints of a 1930s silhouette, while Princess Margaret and Queen Elizabeth are in ’60s silhouettes like A-lines, albeit with an element of modesty.
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WORDS RELATED TO MODESTY

  • abstemiousness
  • abstinence
  • chasteness
  • cherry
  • cleanness
  • continence
  • decency
  • demureness
  • devotion
  • honor
  • immaculacy
  • innocence
  • integrity
  • modesty
  • monogamy
  • morality
  • naïveté
  • restraint
  • singleness
  • sinlessness
  • spotlessness
  • temperance
  • uprightness
  • virginity
  • virtue
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