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
A modest upturn in the headline manufacturing PMI belies some more worrying undercurrents which point to potential weakness in coming months.
The most sensitive comments will revolve around whether Powell is willing to reaffirm a view that the easing cycle is a 'mid-cycle adjustment' or align more closely to market thinking, if he sticks to the old language as is most likely, it would affirm that he is still confident that the strength of consumption, in combination with modest Fed easing, will be sufficient to keep the recovery broadly on track.
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.
It's a first shot. The premium being offered looks very modest.
A compelling dividend is a key aspect of our value proposition to shareholders, while this increase is more modest than in previous years, we believe it is appropriate given the lower commodity price environment.
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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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