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    modest - Dictionary definition and meaning for word modest

    Definition
    (adj) marked by simplicity; having a humble opinion of yourself
    Example Sentence
    • a modest apartment
    • too modest to wear his medals
    Definition
    (adj) not large but sufficient in size or amount
    Synonyms : small
    Example Sentence
    • a modest salary
    • modest inflation
    • helped in my own small way
    Definition
    (adj) free from pomp or affectation
    Example Sentence
    • comfortable but modest cottages
    • a simple rectangular brick building
    • a simple man with simple tastes
    Definition
    (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
    Definition
    (adj) humble in spirit or manner; suggesting retiring mildness or even cowed submissiveness
    Synonyms : meek , mild
    Example Sentence
    • meek and self-effacing
    Definition
    (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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