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mod·est

modest

 
 
pronunciation:
ma dihst
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: not thinking too highly of oneself; humble.
Ann was modest about getting the highest grade on the test.
synonyms:
humble
antonyms:
arrogant, conceited, pompous, proud, superior, vain
similar words:
meek
definition 2: simple or humble in appearance.
They found a modest little house to buy in the country.
synonyms:
humble
antonyms:
magnificent, majestic, showy
similar words:
austere, plain
definition 3: moderate in amount, size, or value.
The boat cost a modest amount of money.
synonyms:
medium
antonyms:
great
similar words:
adequate, average, fair, normal, slight, small, standard, typical
derivation: modestly (adv.)