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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. David Carter:

    We think the Fed will raise rates in December, but it will be more important how they set expectations about subsequent rate increases, if the Fed sets an expectation that subsequent rate increases will be modest and measured, we think the equity markets can rally for some time.

  2. Commerce Penny Pritzker:

    A solution is within hand. We had an agreement prior to the court case. I think with modest refinements that are being negotiated we could have an agreement shortly, the solution ... is Safe Harbour 2.0, which is totally doable.

  3. Dan Robbins:

    Dad was a very, very modest person. He would never bring up his career. If someone asked him, he'd explain, dad was into the accomplishment of providing... for people like me who can't draw a stick man, to be able to paint and the experiencing of creating a nice piece of art work.

  4. Simon Coveney:

    I would be open to advocating for modest extensions of grace periods.

  5. Paper Magazine Abby Schreiber:

    I think it’s up to the individual woman what she wants to wear or not wear, and although, yes, there have been recent trends that emphasize more modest dressing, if a woman wants to show skin, that’s up to her and she should n’t be made to feel embarrassed or ashamed of her choices or be... stereotyped in any way because of them. Modeling agency Maggie, Inc. President Robert Casey responded to the backlash Vogue received on social media. President Robert Casey said the no bust trend is not offensive or body shaming.

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