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modest

adjective
 
 
/ˈmɒdɪst/
NOT LARGE B2 not large in size or amount, or not expensive: a modest amount of money Their house is quite modest in size.SmallExtremely smallCosting or worth little or no money
NOT PROUD If you are modest, you do not talk in a proud way about your skills or successes: He's very modest about his achievements.Shy and modestAnxious and worried
modestly adverb
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