What does modest mean?

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ˈmɒd ɪstmod·est

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. modest(adj)

    marked by simplicity; having a humble opinion of yourself

    "a modest apartment"; "too modest to wear his medals"

  2. modest, small(adj)

    not large but sufficient in size or amount

    "a modest salary"; "modest inflation"; "helped in my own small way"

  3. modest(adj)

    free from pomp or affectation

    "comfortable but modest cottages"; "a simple rectangular brick building"; "a simple man with simple tastes"

  4. modest(adj)

    not offensive to sexual mores in conduct or appearance

  5. humble, low, lowly, modest, small(adj)

    low or inferior in station or quality

    "a humble cottage"; "a lowly parish priest"; "a modest man of the people"; "small beginnings"

  6. meek, mild, modest(adj)

    humble in spirit or manner; suggesting retiring mildness or even cowed submissiveness

    "meek and self-effacing"

  7. minor, modest, small, small-scale, pocket-size, pocket-sized(adj)

    limited in size or scope

    "a small business"; "a newspaper with a modest circulation"; "small-scale plans"; "a pocket-size country"

Wiktionary

  1. modest(Adjective)

    Not bragging or boasting about oneself or one's achievements, unpretentious, humble.

  2. modest(Adjective)

    Small, moderate in size.

  3. modest(Adjective)

    (especially of behaviour or clothing) Avoiding being sexually suggestive.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Modest(adj)

    restraining within due limits of propriety; not forward, bold, boastful, or presumptious; rather retiring than pushing one's self forward; not obstructive; as, a modest youth; a modest man

  2. Modest(adj)

    observing the proprieties of the sex; not unwomanly in act or bearing; free from undue familiarity, indecency, or lewdness; decent in speech and demeanor; -- said of a woman

  3. Modest(adj)

    evincing modestly in the actor, author, or speaker; not showing presumption; not excessive or extreme; moderate; as, a modest request; modest joy

Freebase

  1. Modest

    Modest is a free, open source, email client developed by Nokia's maemo project. Small and lightweight, it is intended for use on hardware with “modest” resources, in particular Nokia's N800 and N810 Internet Tablets running Internet Tablet OS 2008, as well as the N900 mobile phone running Maemo. Modest is based on the lightweight Tinymail email framework.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Modest

    mod′est, adj. restrained by a sense of propriety: not forward: decent: chaste: pure and delicate, as thoughts or language: not excessive or extreme: moderate.—adv. Mod′estly.—n. Mod′esty, humility: purity of thought and manners: becoming behaviour: chastity, purity: moderation. [Fr.,—L. modestusmodus; a measure.]

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'modest' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4003

  2. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'modest' in Adjectives Frequency: #540

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of modest in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of modest in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of modest in a Sentence

  1. Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon:

    Where there is a commitment to quiet, modest funerals, we will continue to return (bodies). Where there is not, we will not return them, even if that means us burying them here.

  2. Heidi Blanck:

    This new information gives us hope that our efforts across the US are making a difference, we saw the rates in 2014, which were 14.5 %, had come down a little bit from 2010 [ at 16 % ], and now in 2016, they are down to 14 %. So we are continually seeing a modest drop. It gives us hope that prevention efforts are making a difference by seeing the numbers continuing to going in the right direction.

  3. Confucius:

    The firm, the enduring, the simple, and the modest are near to virtue.

  4. Peter Kenny:

    With rising rates, even a modest move higher, financials stand to gain.

  5. Michael Cronin:

    What we'll continue to see is modest loan growth. I wouldn't expect a big acceleration in the back half of 2018, i'm not sure I see a catalyst out there for it.

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