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〔 ˋmɑdIst 〕


〔 ˊmɒdist 〕

Overview of adj modest

The adj modest has 7 senses

  • modest -- (marked by simplicity; having a humble opinion of yourself; "a modest apartment"; "too modest to wear his medals")

  • modest, small -- (not large but sufficient in size or amount; "a modest salary"; "modest inflation"; "helped in my own small way")

  • modest -- (free from pomp or affectation; "comfortable but modest cottages"; "a simple rectangular brick building"; "a simple man with simple tastes")

  • modest -- (not offensive to sexual mores in conduct or appearance)

  • humble, low, lowly, modest, small -- (low or inferior in station or quality; "a humble cottage"; "a lowly parish priest"; "a modest man of the people"; "small beginnings")

  • meek, mild, modest -- (humble in spirit or manner; suggesting retiring mildness or even cowed submissiveness; "meek and self-effacing")

  • minor, modest, small, small-scale, pocket-size, pocket-sized -- (limited in size or scope; "a small business"; "a newspaper with a modest circulation"; "small-scale plans"; "a pocket-size country")