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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun modestness:


Definition of the noun modestness

What does modestness mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: -

  1. the property of being moderate in price or expenditures
    • example: the modestness of the living standards here becomes obvious immediately
    • lexical domain: Attributes - nouns denoting attributes of people and objects
    • synonyms of modestness: moderateness / reasonableness
    • more generic word: inexpensiveness = the quality of being affordable
  2. freedom from vanity or conceit
    • lexical domain: Attributes - nouns denoting attributes of people and objects
    • synonym of modestness: modesty
    • more generic word: decency = the quality of conforming to standards of propriety and morality
    • more specific words: prudishness / Grundyism / primness / prudery = excessive or affected modesty
    • attributes:
      • modest = not offensive to sexual mores in conduct or appearance
      • immodest = offending against sexual mores in conduct or appearance

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Modestness

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Google previewThe Spelling Dictionary: Or, a Collection of All the Common Words and Proper Names of Persons and Places, Made Use of in Yhe English Tongue. ... By Thomas Dyche, .. (1737)

by Thomas Dyche

moderate moderately moderateness moderation moderiitor modern modernness modest modestly modestness modesty modi cum modificfition modifie m'odilion mod-ish modulate modulation module Mogul mdhair moiety moil moist . moisten ...

Google previewAn Encyclopaedia of Indian Archaeology

by Amalananda Ghosh

For example, the modestness of the Kali- bangan citadel need not necessarily indicate its chronological priority to the Mohenjo-daro one; being a smaller settlement, Kalibangan's requirements must have been correspondingly limited. Again ...

Google previewThe New Universal Etymological English Dictionary (1775)

Containing and Additional Collection of Words, with Their Explications and Etymologies ... Also an Explication of Hard and Technical Words, of Terms, in All Arts and Sciences ... To which is Added a Dictionary of Cant Words by Nathan Bailey

MODESTNESS (modosia, L.) modesty; modest behaviour, &c. MOD'ESTY (in Painting) is represented as a beautiful virgin, clothed in blue. MODIFICABLENESS (of modificatio, L.) capableness of being modified. , Mobificated (modificatus, ...

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Scrabble value of M3O1D2E1S1T1N1E1S1S1

The value of this 10-letter word is 13 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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