English - Vietnamese Dictionary
modesty /'mɔdisti/Concise Dictionary
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'mɑdɪstɪ /'mɒs-Advanced English Dictionary
+freedom from vanity or conceit
+formality and propriety of manner
+ noun [U]Collocation Dictionary
1 the fact of not talking much about your abilities or possessions: He accepted the award with characteristic modesty. + I hate false (= pretended) modesty.
2 the action of behaving or dressing so that you do not show your body or attract sexual attention
3 the state of being not very large, expensive, important, etc: They tried to disguise the modesty of their achievements.
characteristic, natural, typical | false | becoming
She accepted their congratulations with becoming modesty.
VERB + MODESTY
MODESTY + VERB
Modesty forbade me from mentioning that my novel had been published.
She spoke with characteristic modesty.
| ~ about
his modesty about his achievements
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