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Adjective: modest  mó-dist
  1. Marked by simplicity; having a humble opinion of yourself
    "a modest apartment"; "too modest to wear his medals"
  2. Not large but sufficient in size or amount
    "a modest salary"; "modest inflation";
    - small
  3. Free from pomp or affectation
    "comfortable but modest cottages"
  4. Not offensive to sexual mores in conduct or appearance
  5. Low or inferior in station or quality
    "a modest man of the people";
    - humble, low, lowly, small
  6. Humble in spirit or manner; suggesting retiring mildness or even cowed submissiveness
    "modest and self-effacing";
    - meek, mild
  7. Limited in size or scope
    "a newspaper with a modest circulation";
    - minor, small, small-scale, pocket-size, pocket-sized

See also: coy, decent, demure, humble, inferior, limited, moderate, modestness, modesty, overmodest, retiring, shamefaced, unassuming, unpretentious

Antonym: immodest

Encyclopedia: Modest, Ohio