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modestly : Related Words Words similar in meaning to modestly

modestly

  • adverb with modesty; in a modest manner
    • the dissertation was entitled, modestly, `Remarks about a play by Shakespeare'

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modesty

  • noun freedom from vanity or conceit
    modestness.
  • noun formality and propriety of manner
    reserve.

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humble

  • verb cause to be unpretentious
    • This experience will humble him
  • verb cause to feel shame; hurt the pride of
    abase; chagrin; mortify; humiliate.
    • He humiliated his colleague by criticising him in front of the boss

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prudery

  • noun excessive or affected modesty
    primness; Grundyism; prudishness.

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modestness

  • noun the property of being moderate in price or expenditures
    reasonableness; moderateness.
    • the store is famous for the reasonableness of its prices
    • the modestness of the living standards here becomes obvious immediately
  • noun freedom from vanity or conceit
    modesty.

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retiring

  • adjective satellite not arrogant or presuming
    unassuming.
    • unassuming to a fault, skeptical about the value of his work
    • a shy retiring girl
  • verb go into retirement; stop performing one's work or withdraw from one's position
    retire.
    • He retired at age 68

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decent

  • adjective satellite socially or conventionally correct; refined or virtuous
    nice.
    • from a decent family
    • a nice girl
  • adjective satellite according with custom or propriety
    comme il faut; becoming; seemly; comely; decorous.
    • her becoming modesty
    • comely behavior
    • it is not comme il faut for a gentleman to be constantly asking for money
    • a decent burial
    • seemly behavior

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self

  • noun your consciousness of your own identity
    ego.
  • noun a person considered as a unique individual
    • one's own self

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deprecating

  • adjective satellite tending to diminish or disparage
    deprecatory; belittling; depreciatory; deprecative; depreciative; slighting.
    • belittling comments
    • managed a deprecating smile at the compliment
    • deprecatory remarks about the book
    • a slighting remark
  • verb express strong disapproval of; deplore
    deprecate.

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grundyism

  • noun excessive or affected modesty
    primness; prudery; prudishness.

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self-deprecating

  • adjective satellite conscious of your own shortcomings

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modest

  • adjective marked by simplicity; having a humble opinion of yourself
    • a modest apartment
    • too modest to wear his medals
  • adjective satellite not large but sufficient in size or amount
    small.
    • a modest salary
    • modest inflation
    • helped in my own small way

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prudishness

  • noun excessive or affected modesty
    primness; prudery; Grundyism.

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low

  • noun an air mass of lower pressure; often brings precipitation
    depression.
    • a low moved in over night bringing sleet and snow
  • noun British political cartoonist (born in New Zealand) who created the character Colonel Blimp (1891-1963)
    David Low; Sir David Alexander Cecil Low; Sir David Low.

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sincerity

  • noun an earnest and sincere feeling
    earnestness; seriousness.
  • noun the quality of being open and truthful; not deceitful or hypocritical
    • his sincerity inspired belief
    • they demanded some proof of my sincerity

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primness

  • noun excessive or affected modesty
    prudery; Grundyism; prudishness.
  • noun exaggerated and arrogant properness
    priggishness.

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unassumingness

  • noun a quality of naturalness and simplicity
    sincerity.
    • the simple sincerity of folk songs

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unassuming

  • adjective satellite not arrogant or presuming
    retiring.
    • unassuming to a fault, skeptical about the value of his work
    • a shy retiring girl

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