Modesty vs Verecundity - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between modesty and verecundity

is that modesty is the quality of being modest; having a limited and not overly high opinion of oneself and one's abilities while verecundity is (obsolete) the quality or state of being verecund; modesty.

modesty

English

Noun

(wikipedia modesty) (en-noun)
  • The quality of being modest; having a limited and not overly high opinion of oneself and one's abilities.
  • *
  • *:At her invitation he outlined for her the succeeding chapters with terse military accuracy?; and what she liked best and best understood was avoidance of that false modesty which condescends, turning technicality into pabulum.
  • Moderate behaviour; reserve.
  • (lb) Pudency, prudish avoidance of sexual explicitness.
  • Derived terms

    * false modesty

    Antonyms

    * immodesty * extravagance * impudence

    verecundity

    English

    Noun

    (-)
  • (obsolete) The quality or state of being verecund; modesty.
  • (Webster 1913)