modest definition

  • adjective:
    • Having or showing a moderate estimation of your respective own abilities, abilities, and worth.
    • Having or proceeding from a disinclination to call attention to oneself; retiring or diffident. See Synonyms at shy1.
    • Observing traditional proprieties in address, behavior, or dress.
    • Free from showiness or ostentation; unpretentious. See Synonyms at ordinary.
    • Moderate or restricted in dimensions, volume, or range; perhaps not severe: a modest price; a newspaper with a modest circulation.
    • maybe not bragging or offering about oneself or a person's achievements, unpretentious, simple.
    • tiny, reasonable in dimensions.
    • preventing becoming intimately suggestive.
    • Restraining within because of limitations of propriety; maybe not forward, strong, boastful, or presumptious; instead retiring than pressing one's self forward; perhaps not obstructive
    • Observing the proprieties associated with intercourse; not unwomanly in act or bearing; free of excessive familiarity, indecency, or lewdness; decent in speech and demeanor; -- stated of a female.
    • Evincing modestly into the actor, author, or speaker; not showing presumption; maybe not extortionate or extreme; moderate
    • marked by user friendliness; having a humble opinion of yourself
    • free from pomp or affectation
    • restricted in proportions or range
    • not big but enough in dimensions or quantity
    • reduced or inferior in place or high quality
    • maybe not unpleasant to intimate mores in conduct or appearance
    • humble in character or way; suggesting retiring mildness and sometimes even cowed submissiveness
  • others:
    • Retiring in personality or demeanor; restrained by a feeling of propriety, humility, or diffidence; not ostentatious, strong, or forward; unobtrusive.
    • functioning with decorum or delicacy; restrained by chaste or scrupulous emotions; pure in thought and conduct.
    • Manifesting or appearing to manifest humility, propriety, or decorum; maybe not gaudy, showy, or meretricious.
    • Moderate; not exorbitant or extreme; not extravagant: as, a modest calculation; a modest fortune.
    • Unpretentious.
    • Synonyms Unassuming, unpretending, coy, shy. See bashfulness.
    • good, chaste, virtuous.

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