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modesty

noun
     
mod‧es‧ty [uncountable]
1 a modest way of behaving or talking:
'Anyone else would have done the same thing,' he said with typical modesty.
2 unwillingness to show your body or do anything that may attract sexual interest
3

in all modesty

spoken used when you want to talk about something good you have done, but you do not want to seem too proud:
I think in all modesty that I can take some small credit for the team's success.
4

modesty forbids

spoken used when saying jokingly that you do not want to talk about your achievements

➔ false modesty

at false (4)

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