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English definition of “modest”

modest

adjective  /ˈmɑd·ɪst/ us  

modest adjective (NOT LARGE)

not large in size or amount, or not great in value: a modest increase in salary a modest house

modest adjective (QUIETLY SUCCESSFUL)

tending not to talk about or make obvious your own abilities and achievements: Although an outstanding scientist, he’s a modest man.

modest adjective (CORRECT)

(of behavior and clothes) correct or socially acceptable, representing traditional cultural values
(Definition of modest from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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