Modesty prevented her from wearing that dress.
- Unassuming or humble behavior.
- Lack of excesses or pretensions; moderation.
- Decency; decorum.
The modesty of the room's furnishings.
An example of modesty is when you are a great violin player and you simply say "I enjoy playing" when someone asks you if you are any good or not.
An example of modesty is when you wear a shirt over your bathing suit because you don't want to show off too much of your body.
Other Word Forms
Origin of modesty
- From modest + -y.