Next time someone says girls should dress modestly or be modest I might punch them.
1. Avoiding extremes of behaviour; well-conducted, temperate; not harsh or domineering. Obs.
2. a. Of a woman: decorous in manner and conduct; not forward, impudent, or lewd; demure; (of a personal attribute, action, etc.) proper to or distinctive of such a woman. Hence: scrupulously avoiding impropriety or vulgarity in speech or behaviour. (Sometimes applied to men in later use.)
b. Of a woman’s dress: seemly, not ostentatious; sober in colour and style, esp. so as to avoid revealing the figure of the wearer. (Occas. also applied to men.)
†c. Of a part of the body, spec. the genitals: that modesty requires to be covered. Obs.
†d. Conforming to the requirements of decency. Obs.rare.
3.a. Having a moderate or humble estimate of one’s own abilities or achievements; disinclined to bring oneself into notice; becomingly diffident and unassuming; not bold or forward. Of an action, trait, etc.: proceeding from, indicative of, or accordant with such qualities.b. In extended use, applied to things: not obtrusively conspicuous; not inviting attention by elaborate show.4. Of a thing: unpretentious or moderate in size, appearance, style, etc.; (of a sum of money or financial means) limited, not lavish or extensive. Hence, of a person’s origins or social circumstances: undistinguished on the social or economic scale.