modest - Dictionary definition and meaning for word modest

(adj) marked by simplicity; having a humble opinion of yourself
Example Sentence
  • a modest apartment
  • too modest to wear his medals
(adj) not large but sufficient in size or amount
Synonyms : small
Example Sentence
  • a modest salary
  • modest inflation
  • helped in my own small way
(adj) free from pomp or affectation
Example Sentence
  • comfortable but modest cottages
  • a simple rectangular brick building
  • a simple man with simple tastes
(adj) not offensive to sexual mores in conduct or appearance Definition
(adj) low or inferior in station or quality
Synonyms : humble , low , lowly , small
Example Sentence
  • a humble cottage
  • a lowly parish priest
  • a modest man of the people
  • small beginnings
(adj) humble in spirit or manner; suggesting retiring mildness or even cowed submissiveness
Synonyms : meek , mild
Example Sentence
  • meek and self-effacing
(adj) limited in size or scope
Example Sentence
  • a small business
  • a newspaper with a modest circulation
  • small-scale plans
  • a pocket-size country

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