What is modest?

  • (adj): Low or inferior in station or quality.
    Example: "A modest man of the people"
    Synonyms: humble, low, lowly, small
    See also — Additional definitions below

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More definitions of "modest":

  • (adj): Not large but sufficient in size or amount.
    Example: "A modest salary"; "modest inflation"
    Synonyms: small
  • (adj): Free from pomp or affectation.
    Example: "Comfortable but modest cottages"; "a simple rectangular brick building"; "a simple man with simple tastes"
  • (adj): Marked by simplicity; having a humble opinion of yourself.
    Example: "A modest apartment"; "too modest to wear his medals"
  • (adj): Humble in spirit or manner; suggesting retiring mildness or even cowed submissiveness.
    Synonyms: meek, mild
  • (adj): Not offensive to sexual mores in conduct or appearance.

Famous quotes containing the word modest:

    Some are made modest by great praise, others insolent.
    Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900)

    The elephant, not only the largest but the most intelligent of animals, provides us with an excellent example. It is faithful and tenderly loving to the female of its choice, mating only every third year and then for no more than five days, and so secretly as never to be seen, until, on the sixth day, it appears and goes at once to wash its whole body in the river, unwilling to return to the herd until thus purified. Such good and modest habits are an example to husband and wife.
    St. Francis De Sales (1567–1622)

    But grant, the virtues of a temp’rate prime
    Bless with an age exempt from scorn or crime;
    An age that melts with unperceived decay,
    And glides in modest Innocence away;
    Samuel Johnson (1709–1784)