In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(absence of conceit)modestia feminineI would tell you about it, but modesty forbids — te lo contaría, pero pecaría de poco modesto
- in all modesty, I think … — modestamente / con toda modestia, creo que …
- As usual, Mike's genuine modesty understated his ability, but then he sincerely doubted his talents, even though they were there for all to see.
- ‘Welcome,’ the empress said to them, her voice holding false modesty.
- This may be false modesty or perhaps just a simple human failing.
- He instead uses words that reflect the traits of humility, modesty, and loving kindness that are a manifestation of his soul.
- It is not false modesty; he just does not know how good he is sometimes.
- He is intelligent, engaging and nimbly treads the line between humility and false modesty.
- It's not false modesty, but the viewing nation has had three solid months of me and now they need a break.
- ‘You have to forget your humanity, your learned pity and false modesty,’ he's told.
- The fact that he was in a national political debate, where it's all about false modesty and self-aggrandizement, made his acknowledgement all the more remarkable.
- They made a decision to take action but, despite the bravery of their actions, they all had a very quiet, unassuming modesty.
- Is this false modesty, or is there something here worth considering?
- He hates to appear big-headed, but he knows that false modesty is equally odious.
- I thought that the false modesty would stop at university, especially Oxford; after all, we're all good enough to be here, otherwise we wouldn't have been admitted.
- Yet whenever I hear someone stand up in public with a poem or short story in their hand which they then preface with a lengthy disclaimer about its imperfections, I cannot help sniffing false modesty.
- He had shown no false modesty about his ability to avoid the gardener.
- False modesty is worse - far worse - than false pride.
- I'm just trying to get through the day, and that's not just false modesty.
- His unassuming modesty would never allow him to think like this, of course, but I think a time and an icon among his peers, is owed a lot by the profession.
- She had been a rare beauty; there was no point in false modesty.
- This reaction should not be interpreted as false modesty, however.
2formal(limited size)lo modesto
- His family was quite wealthy, but modesty was what they possessed in great amounts.
- At the cathedral, Paul and his wife Jenny lived in relative modesty in a part of what was originally built as the bishop's palace.
- Is the relative modesty of the damages a reflection of the fact that the amount was determined by a judge and not by a jury?
3(propriety)recato masculinepudor masculineto outrage sb's modesty — ofender el pudor de algn
- In this respect veiling is considered a trait of feminity, of feminine modesty and virtue.
- They have to leave her shoulders bare but at least her modesty is in tact.
- ‘Since Father is unavailable that would be acceptable,’ she ducked her head in a gesture the steward took as maidenly modesty, but actually was meant to hide her smile.
- The veil symbolizes the idea of modesty and conveys the lesson that however attractive physical appearances may be, the soul and character are paramount.
- But faith in the classical virtues of decorum and modesty remained with him until his death.
- Why does it seem like modesty applies more to women than to men?
- As an athlete, he violated the codes of modesty and propriety.
- Many Asian cultural traditions place emphasis on propriety and the observance of strict moral and social conduct, thus modesty and restrained sexuality are valued.
- ‘The idea is that your modesty in dress and behavior is a passport to public space,’ he said.
- To be clear, I'm not opposed to modesty in film if decorum calls for it.
- Is it some kind of attempt at demureness and modesty?
- Girls and women were shy and had a sense of modesty and propriety.
- One answer, of course, is modesty both in dress and manner, long the approach of Orthodox Jewish women and now enjoying something of a culture vogue in the U.S.
- Girls are expected to display a number of feminine virtues, particularly modesty and chastity.
- I felt it would be a service to those families to provide guidelines regarding modesty and propriety so that such a technique could be done in the most respectful way possible.
- To keep them covered was a matter of decency and modesty.
- I have never seen a woman with more modesty and decency than this person.
- Her desire is rebellious and demonstrates a strong will hidden beyond a demure and feminine modesty.
- Raven felt the heat rise again within her, and the blush that crept to her cheeks this time had nothing to do with maidenly modesty.
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