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modest



adjective
1. marked by simplicity;
having a humble opinion of yourself (Freq. 3)
- a modest apartment
- too modest to wear his medals
Ant:
immodest
Similar to:
retiring, unassuming
See Also:
humble
Derivationally related forms:
modestness
2. not large but sufficient in size or amount (Freq. 2)
- a modest salary
- modest inflation
- helped in my own small way
Syn:
small
Similar to:
moderate
Derivationally related forms:
smallness (for: small), modestness
3. free from pomp or affectation (Freq. 1)
- comfortable but modest cottages
- a simple rectangular brick building
- a simple man with simple tastes
Similar to:
unpretentious
4. not offensive to sexual mores in conduct or appearance
Ant:
immodest
Similar to:
coy, demure, overmodest, decent, shamefaced
See Also:
decent
Derivationally related forms:
modestness
Attrubites:
modesty, modestness
5. limited in size or scope
- a small business
- a newspaper with a modest circulation
- small-scale plans
- a pocket-size country
Syn:
minor, small, small-scale, pocket-size, pocket-sized
Similar to:
limited
Derivationally related forms:
smallness (for: small)
6. humble in spirit or manner;
suggesting retiring mildness or even cowed submissiveness
- meek and self-effacing
Syn:
meek, mild
Similar to:
humble
Derivationally related forms:
meekness (for: meek)
7. low or inferior in station or quality
- a humble cottage
- a lowly parish priest
- a modest man of the people
- small beginnings
Syn:
humble, low, lowly, small
Similar to:
inferior
Derivationally related forms:
lowness (for: low), humbleness (for: humble)

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