Complete Definition of "modest"

English

Pronunciation
IPA: /ËmÉdÉst/
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Adjective
modest (comparative: more modest, superlative: most modest

  1. not bragging or boasting about oneself or one's achievements, unpretentious, humble
  2. small, moderate in size

#* He earns a modest amount of money.
#* Her latest novel was a modest success.

  1. (especially of behaviour or clothing) avoiding being sexually suggestive

Translations
Czech: skromný m
Dutch: bescheiden
French: modeste
German: bescheiden
Greek: ÏαÏεινÏÏ n
Italian: modesto
Latvian: pieticīgs
Slovene: skromen m, skromna f, skromno n

Derived terms
modesty

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