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Definitions of modest:
  • adjective:   not large but sufficient in size or amount
    Example: "A modest salary"
  • adjective:   not offensive to sexual mores in conduct or appearance
  • adjective:   marked by simplicity; having a humble opinion of yourself
    Example: "A modest apartment"
  • adjective:   free from pomp or affectation
    Example: "Comfortable but modest cottages"
  • adjective:   free from ostentation or pretension
  • adjective:   limited in size or scope
    Example: "A newspaper with a modest circulation"
  • adjective:   humble in spirit or manner; suggesting retiring mildness or even cowed submissiveness
  • adjective:   low or inferior in station or quality
    Example: "A modest man of the people"
  • name:  A surname (very rare: popularity rank in the U.S.: #50365)

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