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Synonyms for modest
ˈmɒd ɪstmod·est

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Wiktionary

  1. modestadjective

    Antonyms:
    immodest

  2. modestadjective

    Antonyms:
    immodest

  3. modestadjective

    Antonyms:
    immodest

  4. modestadjective

    Antonyms:
    immodest

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. modest

    Synonyms:
    reserved, retiring, shy, unassuming, unobtrusive

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. modestadjective

    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, smalladjective

    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. modestadjective

    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. modestadjective

    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, smalladjective

    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, modestadjective

    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-sizedadjective

    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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. modestadjective

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

  2. modestadjective

    Synonyms:
    chaste, pure

  3. modestadjective

    Synonyms:
    moderate, not excessive, not extravagant

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. modestadjective

    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. Tony Abbott:

    I've made various comments some time ago but as we've seen things develop over the last few months I think it's fair and reasonable for the government to make a modest, prudent and proportionate commitment to this climate mitigation fund.

  2. Supreme Court:

    As with the out-of-precinct policy, the modest evidence of racially disparate burdens caused by HB 2023, in light of the State’s justifications, leads us to the conclusion that the law does not violate §2 of the VRA.

  3. Florian Hense:

    By exempting a significant chunk of bank deposits from the negative deposit rate and making its offer of long-term liquidity for banks even more generous, the ECB is mitigating the impact of a negative deposit rate on bank balance sheets, by lowering funding costs further, it can make it easier for governments to finance a modest fiscal expansion and nudge countries with some extra fiscal space to actually use it – think Germany.

  4. James McQuivey:

    If I were at Apple, I would think twice about re-inviting hacking troubles, which is so embarrassing especially when you're about to get into personal health and Apple Pay. You really want to show people you can preserve their information, in the case of Google Inc, they have probably been attacked so many times that the threat of being attacked again is so modest or minor in their consideration that they didn't think twice about this.

  5. Jonathan Stubbs:

    We still expect equity returns to be driven by modest growth and some re-rating this year, but volatility is likely to remain near-term.


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