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Definition of the adjective modest

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Modest is one of the top 1000 most common adjectives in the English language.

adjective - degrees: more modest / modester | most modest / modestest

  1. marked by simplicity; having a humble opinion of yourself
  2. not large but sufficient in size or amount
    • examples: a modest salary | modest inflation
    • synonym of modest: small
    • similar: moderate
  3. free from pomp or affectation
  4. not offensive to sexual mores in conduct or appearance
  5. low or inferior in station or quality
  6. humble in spirit or manner; suggesting retiring mildness or even cowed submissiveness
  7. relatively moderate, limited, or small

Alternative definition of the adjective modest


  1. Not bragging or boasting about oneself or one's achievements, unpretentious, humble.
  2. Small, moderate in size.
  3. (especially of behaviour or clothing) Avoiding being sexually suggestive.


Who is Modest?

Modest: Saint Modest was bishop of Trier when the Franks gained control over the city of Trier. His feast day is 24 February.

  • died in (1527 years ago)


Modest is a free, open source, email client developed by Nokia's maemo project. Small and lightweight, it is intended for use on hardware with “modest” resources, in particular Nokia's N800 and N810 Internet Tablets running Internet Tablet OS 2008, as well as the N900 mobile phone running Maemo. Modest is based on the lightweight Tinymail email framework.

  • genre: Email client
  • license: BSD Licenses, GNU Lesser General Public License
  • official website:

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Modest

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Google previewA Dictionary of the Anonymous and Pseudonymous Literature of Great Britain (1883)

Including the Works of Foreigners Written In, Or Translated Into the English Language by Samuel Halkett, John Laing

MODEST (a) apology for the Roman Catholics of Great Britain : addressed to all moderate Protestants ; particularly to the members of both Houses of Parliament. [By Alexander GEddES, LL.D.] London : 1800. Octavo.* [Darling, Cyclop. Bibl.] ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia of Face and Form Reading (1920)

A Complete Summary of Character Analysis ... Physical and Mental Traits Revealed by Mary Olmstead Stanton

This same class of people make themselves ridiculous in the eyes of the sensible and truly modest by speaking of that class of Nature's manifestations which are proper to mention, by a misuse of terms, and so call attention to the innate ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Face and Form Reading; Or Personal Traits, Both Physical and Mental, Revealed by Outward Signs Through Practical and Scientific Physiognomy (1903)

by Mrs. Mary Olmstead Stanton

This same class of people make themselves ridiculous in the eyes of the sensible and truly modest by speaking of that class of Nature's manifestations which are proper to mention, by a misuse of terms, and so call attention to the innate ...

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People hear that and say I'm being modest, but I am not a modest person, but I have to be truthful about what I'm doing and what I'm doing is channeling. (Morgan Freeman)
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Scrabble value of M3O1D2E1S1T1

The value of this 6-letter word is 9 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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