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

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

Antonym: immodest

Encyclopedia: Modest, Ohio