Modesty

Definition of Modesty

Mod´es`ty
n.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; humility respecting one's own merit.
2.Natural delicacy or shame regarding personal charms and the sexual relation; purity of thought and manners; due regard for propriety in speech or action.
Her blush is guiltiness, not modesty.
- Shak.
Modesty piece
a narrow piece of lace worn by women over the bosom.
- Addison.

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