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Meaning of MODEST

Pronunciation:  'mâdest

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  free from ostentation or pretension; "the restrained elegance of the room"
  2. [adj]  limited in size or scope; "a small business"; "a newspaper with a modest circulation"; "small-scale plans"; "a pocket-size country"
  3. [adj]  not large but sufficient in size or amount; "a modest salary"; "modest inflation"; "helped in my own small way"
  4. [adj]  not offensive to sexual mores in conduct or appearance
  5. [adj]  marked by simplicity; having a humble opinion of yourself; "a modest apartment"; "too modest to wear his medals"
  6. [adj]  free from pomp or affectation; "comfortable but modest cottages"; "a simple rectangular brick building"; "a simple man with simple tastes"
  7. [adj]  humble in spirit or manner; suggesting retiring mildness or even cowed submissiveness; "meek and self-effacing"
  8. [adj]  low or inferior in station or quality; "a humble cottage"; "a lowly parish priest"; "a modest man of the people"; "small beginnings"

MODEST is a 6 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: coy, decent, demure, discreet, inferior, limited, low, lowly, meek, mild, minor, moderate, overmodest, pocket-size, pocket-sized, restrained, retiring, shamefaced, small, small-scale, unassuming, unostentatious, unpretentious
 Antonyms: immodest
 See Also: humble



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Mod"est\, a. [F. modeste, L. modestus, fr. modus
measure. See {Mode}.]
1. Restraining within due limits of propriety; not forward,
   bold, boastful, or presumptious; rather retiring than
   pushing one's self forward; not obstructive; as, a modest
   youth; a modest man.

2. Observing the proprieties of the sex; not unwomanly in act
   or bearing; free from undue familiarity, indecency, or
   lewdness; decent in speech and demeanor; -- said of a

         Mrs. Ford, the honest woman, the modest wife.

         The blushing beauties of a modest maid. --Dryden.

3. Evincing modestly in the actor, author, or speaker; not
   showing presumption; not excessive or extreme; moderate;
   as, a modest request; modest joy.

Syn: Reserved; unobtrusive; diffident; bashful; coy; shy;
     decent; becoming; chaste; virtuous.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you are being modest indicates that you need to be less arrogant and/or assertive in your real-life situations. You need to show more humility and be more even-tempered. Alternatively, it suggests that you have some minor concerns about a situation.
Thesaurus Terms
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