marked by simplicity; having a humble opinion of yourself
"a modest apartment"; "too modest to wear his medals"
not large but sufficient in size or amount
"a modest salary"; "modest inflation"; "helped in my own small way"
free from pomp or affectation
"comfortable but modest cottages"; "a simple rectangular brick building"; "a simple man with simple tastes"
not offensive to sexual mores in conduct or appearance
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"
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
meek, mild, modest(adj)
humble in spirit or manner; suggesting retiring mildness or even cowed submissiveness
"meek and self-effacing"
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"
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How to use modest in a sentence?
I think there's obviously some modest intrigue because, you know, most members offices are cream walls.
To succeed in the U.S., Chinese companies will have to adapt to American styles of governance and transparency. It will be difficult to close mega deals without a more open style, so we may see more modest deals until China changes.
The market is disappointed by a very small crude oil inventory draw. ... The only sign of strength in the market is the continued modest decline of gasoline inventories.
Be as rich as to afford a modest, care-free existence.
The terms of the bailout destroyed vast tracks of savings, and while it was portrayed as an attack on Russian money, really it was an attack on Cyprus because the real Russian money destroyed was modest.
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- حيي, متواضع, خجولArabic
- modestCatalan, Valencian
- blufærdig, beskeden, anstændig, sømmelig, moderat, ærbarDanish
- σεμνός, μετριόφρων, ταπεινόςGreek
- modesto, modestaSpanish
- nöyrä, vaatimatonFinnish
- náireach, náiriúilIrish
- պարկեշտ, համեստArmenian
- modesto, irrisorio, esiguoItalian
- 謙遜した, 謙虚Japanese
- bescheiden, ingetogenDutch
- скромный, благопристойныйRussian
- blygsam, litenSwedish
- khiêm tốnVietnamese
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