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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. Vladimir Putin:

    We are heading in the right direction, we are on a trajectory of stable economic growth. Yes, it's modest growth, but it's not falling.

  2. Confucius:

    The firm, the enduring, the simple, and the modest are near to virtue.

  3. Eric Schneiderman:

    Donald Trump fought us every step of the way, filing baseless charges and fruitless appeals and refusing to settle for even modest amounts of compensation for the victims of his phony university. Today, that all changes.

  4. Qi Gao:

    We are bearish on Asia FX this year and look to buy USD/Asia FX on dips, a recovery in China, modest rise in oil prices, freezing of the Fed funds rate and a large size of QE or QQE by the ECB and BOJ could send Asian currencies higher. But it does not seem possible in the first half.

  5. Aaron Schock:

    I think there's obviously some modest intrigue because, you know, most members offices are cream walls.


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