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ˈmɒd ɪstmod·est

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. modestadjective

    marked by simplicity; having a humble opinion of yourself

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

  2. modest, smalladjective

    not large but sufficient in size or amount

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

  3. modestadjective

    free from pomp or affectation

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

  4. modestadjective

    not offensive to sexual mores in conduct or appearance

  5. humble, low, lowly, modest, smalladjective

    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, modestadjective

    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-sizedadjective

    limited in size or scope

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

Wiktionary

  1. modestadjective

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

  2. modestadjective

    Small, moderate in size.

  3. modestadjective

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Modestadjective

    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. Modestadjective

    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. Modestadjective

    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. Qi Gao:

    A recovery in China, modest rise in oil prices, freezing of the Fed funds rate and a large size of QE or QQE by the ECB and BOJ could send Asian currencies higher. But it does not seem possible in the first half.

  2. Barry Ritholtz:

    We don't know if this correction will be modest or significant, a full-blown bear market or worse, lacking sufficient information to make an informed decision, I only suggest you don't make wild unsubstantiated guesses with your portfolios.

  3. James McQuivey:

    If I were at Apple, I would think twice about re-inviting hacking troubles, which is so embarrassing especially when you're about to get into personal health and Apple Pay. You really want to show people you can preserve their information, in the case of Google Inc, they have probably been attacked so many times that the threat of being attacked again is so modest or minor in their consideration that they didn't think twice about this.

  4. Janet Yellen:

    It may be that interest rates will have to rise somewhat to make sure that our economy doesn’t overheat, even though the additional spending is relatively small relative to the size of the economy, it could cause some very modest increases in interest rates to get that reallocation, but these are investments our economy needs to be competitive and to be productive (and) I think that our economy will grow faster because of them.

  5. Marcus Aurelius:

    Be modest and simple in your deportment, and treat with indifference whatever lies between virtue and vice. Love the human race; obey God.

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