marked by simplicity; having a humble opinion of yourself
"a modest apartment"; "too modest to wear his medals"
not large but sufficient in size or amount
"a modest salary"; "modest inflation"; "helped in my own small way"
free from pomp or affectation
"comfortable but modest cottages"; "a simple rectangular brick building"; "a simple man with simple tastes"
not offensive to sexual mores in conduct or appearance
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"
meek, mild, modest(adj)
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(adj)
limited in size or scope
"a small business"; "a newspaper with a modest circulation"; "small-scale plans"; "a pocket-size country"
Not bragging or boasting about oneself or one's achievements, unpretentious, humble.
Small, moderate in size.
(especially of behaviour or clothing) Avoiding being sexually suggestive.
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
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
evincing modestly in the actor, author, or speaker; not showing presumption; not excessive or extreme; moderate; as, a modest request; modest joy
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
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. modestus—modus; a measure.]
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Rank popularity for the word 'modest' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4003
Rank popularity for the word 'modest' in Adjectives Frequency: #540
The numerical value of modest in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of modest in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Examples of modest in a Sentence
It well becomes a young man to be modest.
I was born modest. Not all over, but in spots.
This is a modest protection for people of faith.
I am very modest about the potential for regulation.
Be modest It is the kind of pride least likely to offend.
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- حيي, متواضع, خجولArabic
- modestCatalan, Valencian
- blufærdig, beskeden, anstændig, sømmelig, moderat, ærbarDanish
- σεμνός, μετριόφρων, ταπεινόςGreek
- modesto, modestaSpanish
- nöyrä, vaatimatonFinnish
- náireach, náiriúilIrish
- պարկեշտ, համեստArmenian
- modesto, irrisorio, esiguoItalian
- 謙遜した, 謙虚Japanese
- bescheiden, ingetogenDutch
- скромный, благопристойныйRussian
- blygsam, litenSwedish
- khiêm tốnVietnamese
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