HyperDic: modest

English > 7 senses of the word modest:
ADJECTIVEallmodestmarked by simplicity
allmodest, smallnot large but sufficient in size or amount
allmodestfree from pomp or affectation
allmodestnot offensive to sexual mores in conduct or appearance
allmodest, humble, low, lowly, smalllow or inferior in station or quality
allmodest, meek, mildhumble in spirit or manner
allmodest, minor, small, small-scale, pocket-size, pocket-sizedlimited in size or scope
modest > pronunciation
Soundsmaa'dahst
Rhymesabolitionist ... zoologist: 193 rhymes with ahst...
English > modest: 7 senses > adjective 1
Meaningmarked by simplicity; having a humble opinion of yourself.
Examples
  • "a modest apartment"
  • "too modest to wear his medals"
Narrowerretiring, unassumingnot arrogant or presuming
See alsohumblemarked by meekness or modesty
OppositeimmodestHaving or showing an exaggerated opinion of your importance, ability, etc
Spanishmodesto
Catalanmodest
Nounsmodestnessfreedom from vanity or conceit
Adverbsmodestlywith modesty
English > modest: 7 senses > adjective 2
Meaningnot large but sufficient in size or amount.
Examples
  • "a modest salary"
  • "modest inflation"
Synonymsmall
BroadermoderateWithin reasonable or average limits
Spanishmodesto, pequeño
Catalanmodest, petit
Nounsmodestnessthe property of being moderate in price / price or expenditures
English > modest: 7 senses > adjective 3
MeaningFree from pomp or affectation.
Example"comfortable but modest cottages"
Broaderunpretentiouslacking pretension or affectation
Spanishhumilde, modesto, sencillo
Catalanmodest
English > modest: 7 senses > adjective 4
Meaningnot offensive to sexual mores in conduct or appearance.
Attribute ofmodesty, modestnessfreedom from vanity or conceit
Narrowercoy, demure, overmodestaffectedly modest or shy especially in a playful or provocative way
decentobserving conventional sexual mores in speech or behavior or dress
decentdecently clothed
shamefacedExtremely modest or shy
See alsodecentconforming to conventions of sexual behavior
Oppositeimmodestoffending against sexual mores in conduct or appearance
Spanishmoderado, modesto
Catalanmodest
Nounsmodestnessfreedom from vanity or conceit
English > modest: 7 senses > adjective 5
MeaningLow or inferior in station or quality.
Example "a modest man of the people"
Synonymshumble, low, lowly, small
BroaderinferiorOf or characteristic of low rank or importance
Spanishhumilde, modesto, pequeño, sencillo
Catalanhumil, modest, petit, senzill
English > modest: 7 senses > adjective 6
Meaninghumble in spirit or manner; suggesting retiring mildness or even cowed submissiveness.
Synonymsmeek, mild
Broaderhumblemarked by meekness or modesty
Spanishdócil, manso, modesto
English > modest: 7 senses > adjective 7
MeaningLimited in size or scope.
Example "a newspaper with a modest circulation"
Synonymsminor, small, small-scale, pocket-size, pocket-sized
Broaderlimitedsmall in range or scope
Spanishmenor, modesto, pequeño, reducido
Catalanpetit, reduït

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