modesty

modesty(
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (humility)
a. la modestia
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
Despite her fame and her achievements, Melissa's main characteristic is modesty.A pesar de su fama y sus logros, la principal característica de Melissa es la modestia.
2. (moderation)
a. la modestia
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
Although Cristina could afford an extravagant lifestyle, she preferred a life of modesty.Aunque Cristina podía permitirse un estilo de vida lujoso, prefería una vida de modestia.
3. (propriety)
a. el recato
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
We're about to go to church. Please try to dress with some modesty.Estamos por irnos a la iglesia. Por favor, trata de vestirte con un poco de recato.
b. el pudor
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
Juan didn't go to the strip club with us because it offended his sense of modesty.Juan no nos acompañó al club desnudista porque ofendía su sentido del pudor.
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modesty
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (humility)
a. la modestia
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
false modestyfalsa modestia
2. (moderation; of requirement, increase)
a. la modestia f, moderación
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
3. (chastity)
a. el recato
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
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modesty [ˈmɒdɪstɪ]
noun
1 (humbleness) modestia (f)
I would like to say, with all due modesty, that ...
in all modesty, I think I could do the job better modestamente or con toda modestia, creo yo que podría hacer mejor el trabajo; I can't tell you, modesty forbids no puedo decírtelo, pecaría de poco modesto
2 (propriety) pudor (m); recato (m)
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