noun, plural mod·es·ties.
Related formso·ver·mod·est·y, noun
Examples from the Web for modesty
Mapei is soft-spoken, but that should not be mistaken for modesty.The Swedish Queen of Soulful Pop: Mapei Won’t Wait for You to Listen|Caitlin Dickson|October 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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.Avril Lavigne’s Dumb ‘Hello Kitty’ Video Is Rife with Cultural Appropriation|Amy Zimmerman|April 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Valderrama's modest career is in direct contrast to his flagrant lack of modesty.Why Women Want Hollywood Lothario Wilmer Valderrama|Amy Zimmerman|April 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Rara est adeo concordia form / Atque pudiciti—So rare is the union of beauty with modesty.
The modesty of Billy would probably have been shocked if he had heard the testimony of his fellows concerning him.The Long Shadow|B. M. Bower
Peculiar among all dames and damosels glanced Blumine, there in her modesty, like a star among earthly lights.
One should experiment, then; modesty is more original than natural nowadays.The Hypocrite|Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
Some one has written: "It was a great day for fools when modesty was made a virtue."The Deluge|David Graham Phillips