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  Definition of modest
  1. free from ostentation or pretension; "the restrained elegance of the room"
  2. limited in size or scope; "a small business"; "a newspaper with a modest circulation"; "small-scale plans"; "a pocket-size country"
  3. not large but sufficient in size or amount; "a modest salary"; "modest inflation"; "helped in my own small way"
  4. not offensive to sexual mores in conduct or appearance
  5. marked by simplicity; having a humble opinion of yourself; "a modest apartment"; "too modest to wear his medals"
  6. free from pomp or affectation; "comfortable but modest cottages"; "a simple rectangular brick building"; "a simple man with simple tastes"
  7. humble in spirit or manner; suggesting retiring mildness or even cowed submissiveness; "meek and self-effacing"
  8. low or inferior in station or quality; "a humble cottage"; "a lowly parish priest"; "a modest man of the people"; "small beginnings"
Similar Words: restrained, unostentatious, minor, small, small-scale, pocket-size, pocket-sized, meek, mild, humble, low, lowly

 

See Also: decent, humble

 

Attributes: modesty

 

 
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