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modest

adjective

1 modest

Marked by simplicity; having a humble opinion of yourself.

Roget 960: pure, undefiled, modest, delicate, decent, decorous; virginibus puerisque [Lat.]; simon-pure; chaste, continent, virtuous, honest, Platonic.    virgin, ... show more



2 modest

Not large but sufficient in size or amount:
— A modest salary.
— Modest inflation.

synonym: small.

Polish: skromny

3 modest

Free from pomp or affectation.

4 modest

Not offensive to sexual mores in conduct or appearance.

5 modest

Low or inferior in station or quality:
— A modest man of the people.

synonyms: humble, low, lowly, small.

Roget 32: small, little; diminutive etc. (small in size) 193; minute; fine; inconsiderable, paltry etc. (unimportant) 643; faint ... show more

Roget 879: humble, lowly, meek; modest etc. 881; humble minded, sober-minded; unoffended; submissive etc. 725; servile, etc. ... show more

Roget 881: modest, diffident; humble etc. 879; timid, timorous, bashful; shy, nervous, skittish, coy, sheepish, shamefaced, ... show more

6 modest

Humble in spirit or manner; suggesting retiring mildness or even cowed submissiveness.

synonyms: meek, mild.

7 modest

Relatively moderate, limited, or small:
— A newspaper with a modest circulation.

synonyms: minor, pocket-size, pocket-sized, small, small-scale.

Polish: mały, nieduży, nieliczny, niewielki


Moby thesaurus: Olympian, aloof, altruistic, backward, bashful, becoming, betwixt and between, blank, boggling, budget, cheap, chilled, chilly, clean, cold, committed, common, consecrated, constrained, cool ... show more.

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