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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.

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.

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.”

Both reek of false modesty, but Deen does appear jumpy and genuinely anxious at times.

Mapei is soft-spoken, but that should not be mistaken for modesty.

The very limitations that we understand as modesty are erased by this process.

After Bates died, his successor at the RGS reflected, “I think his modesty was carried to a fault.”

Then again, my perception of modesty has been skewed ever since Katy Perry shot whip cream out of her bra, so who even knows.

She stripped off her mackintosh, as though she were stripping off her modesty, and stood before him revealed.

Smokers, tossing pipes and puffing smoke over the dinner-table, forgot all cleanliness and modesty.

The others being all agreed, Tom consented, with becoming modesty, to take the post of honour and of danger.

He eyed her artfully, winked playfully, and continued: "You'll like it when you get the modesty out of yourself."

Let modesty and kind feeling govern your conversation, as other rules of life.


On this page you'll find 67 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to modesty, such as: decency, humility, propriety, purity, reticence, and simplicity.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.