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English definition of “modest”

modest

adjective (CLOTHES/BEHAVIOUR)    /ˈmɒd.ɪst/ US  /ˈmɑː.dɪst/ old-fashioned
describes something, such as a woman's clothes or behaviour , that is intended to avoid attracting sexual interest : a modest walk / manner The style, appearance, and make-up of clothesShy 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 (CLOTHES/BEHAVIOUR) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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