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Synonyms for modest
ˈmɒd ɪst

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. modest(adj)

    marked by simplicity; having a humble opinion of yourself

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

    Synonyms:
    low, small, mild, meek, lowly, minor, humble, small-scale, pocket-size, pocket-sized

    Antonyms:
    pretentious, immodest, immoderate, indecent, overweening, important, unlimited, superior, limitless, uppity, proud

  2. modest, small(adj)

    not large but sufficient in size or amount

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

    Synonyms:
    little, low, small, belittled, mild, meek, lowly, minuscule, diminished, small(a), minor, humble, small-scale, pocket-size, pocket-sized

    Antonyms:
    immoderate, immodest, important, uppity, unlimited, proud, pretentious, superior, overweening, limitless, indecent

  3. modest(adj)

    free from pomp or affectation

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

    Synonyms:
    low, small, mild, meek, lowly, minor, humble, small-scale, pocket-size, pocket-sized

    Antonyms:
    proud, superior, unlimited, immodest, uppity, indecent, overweening, limitless, immoderate, pretentious, important

  4. modest(adj)

    not offensive to sexual mores in conduct or appearance

    Synonyms:
    low, small, mild, meek, lowly, minor, humble, small-scale, pocket-size, pocket-sized

    Antonyms:
    immodest, proud, uppity, superior, immoderate, overweening, limitless, important, pretentious, unlimited, indecent

  5. 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"

    Synonyms:
    down(p), dispirited, minor, small, downcast, subaltern, scummy, base, baseborn, low-down, petty(a), scurvy, pocket-sized, lower-ranking, secondary, humbled, gloomy, miserable, lowly, low, broken, small(a), down in the mouth, blue, humble, downhearted, grim, meek, low-toned, low-pitched, little, menial, pocket-size, small-scale, depleted, crushed, mild, junior-grade, diminished, abject, depressed, minuscule, low-spirited, belittled, humiliated

    Antonyms:
    pretentious, proud, superior, uppity, immodest, limitless, important, unlimited, immoderate, overweening, indecent

  6. meek, mild, modest(adj)

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

    "meek and self-effacing"

    Synonyms:
    tame, low, small, humble, lowly, meek, soft, minor, spiritless, mild, balmy, small-scale, pocket-size, pocket-sized

    Antonyms:
    immodest, important, indecent, limitless, unlimited, superior, proud, pretentious, overweening, uppity, immoderate

  7. 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"

    Synonyms:
    pocketable, underage, diminished, mild, minor(ip), nonaged, humble, lowly, meek, minuscule, minor, pocket-sized, belittled, venial, small, pocket-size, small(a), little, small-scale, low

    Antonyms:
    limitless, immodest, overweening, superior, important, pretentious, proud, immoderate, unlimited, indecent, uppity

Wiktionary

  1. modest(adjective)

    Antonyms:
    immodest

  2. modest(adjective)

    Antonyms:
    immodest

  3. modest(adjective)

    Antonyms:
    immodest

  4. modest(adjective)

    Antonyms:
    immodest

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. modest

    Synonyms:
    reserved, retiring, shy, unassuming, unobtrusive

    Antonyms:
    impertinent, intrusive, meddlesome, meddling, obtrusive, officious

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. modest(a.)

    Synonyms:
    unpretending, unobtrusive, unassuming, retiring, humble, unostentatious, meek, not presumptuous

  2. modest(a.)

    Synonyms:
    chaste, pure

  3. modest(a.)

    Synonyms:
    moderate, not excessive, not extravagant

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. modest(a)

    Synonyms:
    unassuming, shy, unpretentious, unpretending, unobtrusive, retiring, demure, coy, reserved, unostentatious

    Antonyms:
    immodest

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How to use modest in a sentence?

  1. Scott Hallenbeck:

    Football participation increases, even modest increases, may signal that medically endorsed programs, including our Heads Up Football program and practice guidelines, are making a positive difference.

  2. Jules Renard:

    Be modest! It is the kind of pride least likely to offend.

  3. Eric Alton:

    Patients who received the gene therapy showed a significant, if modest, benefit in tests of lung function compared with the placebo group.

  4. Titus Maccius Plautus:

    It well becomes a young man to be modest.

  5. Yang Weiguang:

    It was very sudden, he was in such good health, and he loved sports. It’s sad to see a doctor with 21 years of experience go like that. Yang Weiguang noted that Li Jing had led the hospital during outbreaks of SARS, dengue fever and the avian flu. Li Jing said colleagues will remember Li Jing as a modest and hardworking man. I believe the reason for this tragedy is that hospitals are too often understaffed.


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