Modest

  • 1 Modest — may refer to: a number of Saints, see under Saint Modest (disambiguation) Michael Modest (born 1971), semi retired American professional wrestler Modest (e mail client), a free, open source, e mail client People with the given name Modest: Modest …

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  • 2 modest — MODÉST, Ă, modeşti, ste, adj. 1. Care este lipsit de îngâmfare; p. ext. moderat, cumpătat în purtare, în pretenţii. 2. De proporţii mici; de valoare sau de importanţă redusă; lipsit de strălucire. – Din lat. modestus, fr. modeste, it. modesto.… …

    Dicționar Român

  • 3 Modest — Mod est, a. [F. modeste, L. modestus, fr. modus measure. See {Mode}.] 1. Restraining within due limits of propriety; not forward, bold, boastful, or presumptious; rather retiring than pushing one s self forward; not obstructive; as, a modest… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 modest — UK US /ˈmɒdɪst/ adjective ► not large in size or amount, or not expensive: modest amount/budget/profit »We have a fairly modest budget, considering our oil wealth. modest rise/increase/improvement »There has been a modest improvement in housing… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 5 modest — [mäd′ist] adj. [Fr modeste < L modestus, keeping due measure, modest < modus: see MODE] 1. having or showing a moderate opinion of one s own value, abilities, achievements, etc.; not vain or boastful; unassuming 2. not forward; shy or… …

    English World dictionary

  • 6 Modest — f Russian: from the Late Latin personal name Modestus, originally a byname from a vocabulary word meaning ‘moderate, restrained, obedient, modest’ (a derivative of modus (due) measure, moderation). The name was borne by half a dozen early saints …

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  • 7 modest — [adj1] shy bashful, blushing, chaste, coy, demure, diffident, discreet, humble, lowly, meek, moderate, nice, proper, prudent, quiet, reserved, resigned, reticent, retiring, seemly, self conscious, self effacing, sheepish, silent, simple,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 8 Modest — (v. lat.), ehrbar, bescheiden; daher Modestie, Bescheidenheit, Sittsamkeit …

    Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • 9 Modést — (lat., franz.), bescheiden, ehrbar. Modesten, scherzhaft für Beinkleider …

    Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • 10 Modést — (lat.), bescheiden …

    Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • 11 Modest — Modest, lat. dtsch., bescheiden; M.ie, Bescheidenheit …

    Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • 12 modest — index de minimus, diffident, inconsiderable, inconspicuous, insubstantial, marginal, mediocre, minimal, mino …

    Law dictionary

  • 13 modest — (adj.) 1560s, having moderate self regard, from M.Fr. modeste (14c.), from L. modestus keeping due measure (see MODESTY (Cf. modesty)). Of women, not improper or lewd, 1590s; of female attire, 1610s. Of demands, etc., c.1600. Related: Modestly …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 14 modest — 1 *humble, meek, lowly Analogous words: retiring, withdrawing (see GO): *moderate, temperate Antonyms: ambitious Contrasted words: *showy, pretentious, ostentatious: arrogant, haughty, *proud, overbearing: * …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 15 modest — ► ADJECTIVE 1) unassuming in the estimation of one s abilities or achievements. 2) relatively moderate, limited, or small. 3) decent; decorous. DERIVATIVES modestly adverb. ORIGIN Latin modestus keeping due measure , related to modus measure …

    English terms dictionary

  • 16 modest — [[t]mɒ̱dɪst[/t]] ♦♦♦ 1) ADJ GRADED A modest house or other building is not large or expensive. ...the modest home of a family who lived off the land... A one night stay in a modest hotel costs around ₤35. Syn: unassuming 2) ADJ GRADED You use… …

    English dictionary

  • 17 modest — mod|est [ˈmɔdıst US ˈma: ] adj ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(not proud)¦ 2¦(not big)¦ 3¦(shy)¦ 4¦(clothes)¦ ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [Date: 1500 1600; : Latin; Origin: modestus] 1.) ¦(NOT PROUD)¦ someone who is modest does not want to talk about their abilities or achievements ≠… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 modest — 01. She s an excellent athlete, but she is too [modest] to admit it. 02. Her [modesty] keeps her from admitting that she is the best in the class. 03. She smiled [modestly] when she was presented with the trophy. 04. He earns a [modest] income… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 19 modest */*/ — UK [ˈmɒdɪst] / US [ˈmɑdəst] adjective 1) fairly small, especially when compared with other things of the same type The engine has a very modest oil consumption. His income was modest compared with that of other chief executives. a) fairly good or …

    English dictionary

  • 20 modest — mod|est [ madəst ] adjective ** 1. ) a modest person does not like to talk about themselves, their achievements, or their abilities, even if they are successful: Campese is genuinely modest about his achievements. ─ opposite BOASTFUL 2. ) fairly… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English