n [U] (esp approv 尤作褒义) state of being modest 适度; 朴实; 谦恭; 羞怯; 庄重
*speak with genuine modesty/without (a trace of) false modesty 真正谦虚地[（绝）不故作谦虚地]讲话
* I'd like to tell you all about my success but modesty forbids. 我并非不愿将成绩一一相告, 只是君子不自尚其功.
a modest way of behaving or talking 'Anyone else would have done the same thing,' he said with typical modesty.
unwillingness to show your body or do anything that may attract sexual interestin all modestyspoken
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.modesty forbidsspoken
used when saying jokingly that you do not want to talk about your achievements
1. But note the modesty with which King advanced his view: 但是注意金展开其观点时是何等谦虚：
2. He won praises for his modesty. 由于谦虚他赢得了赞扬。