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modest

adjective uk   /ˈmɒd.ɪst/ us    /ˈmɑː.dɪst/

modest adjective (NOT LARGE)

B2 not large in size or amount, or not expensive: They live in a fairly modest house, considering their wealth. There has been a modest improvement/recovery in housing conditions for the poor. The party made modest gains in the elections, but nothing like the huge gains that were predicted. Just a modest portion for me, please.
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modest adjective (QUIETLY SUCCESSFUL)

C1 approving not usually talking about or making obvious your own abilities and achievements: He's very modest about his achievements.

modest adjective (CLOTHES/BEHAVIOUR)

old-fashioned used to describe something, such as a woman's clothes or behaviour, that is intended to avoid attracting sexual interest: a modest walk/manner
modestly
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
C1 At just $9, the DVD is very modestly priced. She was dressed modestly.
(Definition of modest from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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