Definitions for modest

Definitions for (adj) modest

Main entry: minor, modest, pocket-size, pocket-sized, small, small-scale

Definition: limited in size or scope

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

Main entry: modest, small

Definition: not large but sufficient in size or amount

Usage: a modest salary; modest inflation; helped in my own small way

Main entry: modest

Definition: not offensive to sexual mores in conduct or appearance

Main entry: modest

Definition: marked by simplicity; having a humble opinion of yourself

Usage: a modest apartment; too modest to wear his medals

Main entry: modest

Definition: free from pomp or affectation

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

Main entry: meek, mild, modest

Definition: humble in spirit or manner; suggesting retiring mildness or even cowed submissiveness

Usage: meek and self-effacing

Main entry: humble, small, low, lowly, modest

Definition: low or inferior in station or quality

Usage: a humble cottage; a lowly parish priest; a modest man of the people; small beginnings

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