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English definition of “modest”

modest

adjective (QUIETLY SUCCESSFUL)    /ˈmɒd.ɪst/ US  /ˈmɑː.dɪst/ approving
C1 not usually talking about or making obvious your own abilities and achievements: He's very modest about his achievements.Shy and modestAnxious and worried modestly     /-li/ adverb C1 At just £9, the DVD is very modestly priced. She was dressed modestly.Costing or worth little or no moneyShy and modestAnxious and worriedThe style, appearance, and make-up of clothesShy and modestAnxious and worried
(Definition of modest adjective (QUIETLY SUCCESSFUL) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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