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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. Aaron Schock:

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

  2. Erik Gordon:

    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.

  3. Andrew Lipow:

    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.

  4. Mariana Fulger:

    Be as rich as to afford a modest, care-free existence.

  5. John Hourican:

    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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