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?
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.
Be modest! It is the kind of pride least likely to offend.
Patients who received the gene therapy showed a significant, if modest, benefit in tests of lung function compared with the placebo group.
It well becomes a young man to be modest.
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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- 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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