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Unassuming or moderate in the estimation of one's abilities or achievements,
  1. Unassuming or moderate in the estimation of one's abilities or achievements
    • - he was a very modest man, refusing to take any credit for the enterprise
  2. (of an amount, rate, or level of something) Relatively moderate, limited, or small
    • - drink modest amounts of alcohol
    • - employment growth was relatively modest
  3. (of a place in which one lives, eats, or stays) Not excessively large, elaborate, or expensive
    • - we had bought a modest house
  4. (of a woman) Dressing or behaving so as to avoid impropriety or indecency, esp. to avoid attracting sexual attention

  5. (of clothing) Not revealing or emphasizing the figure
    • - modest dress means that hemlines must be below the knee

  1. marked by simplicity; having a humble opinion of yourself; "a modest apartment"; "too modest to wear his medals"
  2. not large but sufficient in size or amount; "a modest salary"; "modest inflation"; "helped in my own small way"
  3. free from pomp or affectation; "comfortable but modest cottages"; "a simple rectangular brick building"; "a simple man with simple tastes"
  4. not offensive to sexual mores in conduct or appearance
  5. humble: low or inferior in station or quality; "a humble cottage"; "a lowly parish priest"; "a modest man of the people"; "small beginnings"
  6. meek: humble in spirit or manner; suggesting retiring mildness or even cowed submissiveness; "meek and self-effacing"
  7. minor: limited in size or scope; "a small business"; "a newspaper with a modest circulation"; "small-scale plans"; "a pocket-size country"
  8. (modestly) with modesty; in a modest manner; "the dissertation was entitled, modestly, `Remarks about a play by Shakespeare'"
  9. Saint Modest (†489) was bishop of Trier when the Franks gained control over the city of Trier. His feast day is 24 February.
  10. Modest is a free, open source, e-mail 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 ...
  11. Standards of modesty (also called demureness or reticence) are aspects of the culture of a country or people, at a given point in time, and is a measure against which an individual in society may be judged.
  12. (Modesty (Judaism)) Tzniut (Hebrew: צניעות, Tzniut, Sephardi pronunciation, Tzeniut; Ashkenazi pronunciation, Tznius, "modesty") is a term used within Judaism and has its greatest influence as a notion within Orthodox Judaism. ...
  13. (Modesty (sloop)) The oyster sloop Modesty was built in 1923 by The Wood and Chute Shipyard of Greenport, Long Island. Modeled after the catboat Honest, which was built in 1892 by Jelle Dykstra on the west bank of Greens Creek, West Sayville. ...
  14. Not bragging or boasting about oneself or one's achievements, unpretentious, humble; Small, moderate in size; Avoiding being sexually suggestive
  15. (modesty) The quality of being modest; having a limited and not overly high opinion of oneself and one's abilities; Moderate behaviour; reserve; Pudency, prudish avoidance of sexual explicitness
  16. (Modests) always demand less than half the resource. When a modest encounters another modest, they take less than all of the available resource and waste some.
  17. (Modesty) 1. a virtue that grandmasters rarely cultivate. 2. "When I am White I win because I am White; when I am Black, I win because I am Bogoljubov."
  18. (Modesty (Modesty-piece, Modesty Lace)) An extra strip of material attached to the top or bottom of a corset with drawstring to adhere to contour of wearer; many times made of Galloon Lace.
  19. (Modesty) (1) one of the seven deadly virtues. (2) enhancing your charm by pretending not to be aware of it. (3) the attitude of mind that precedes the pounce. (4) with people of only moderate ability modesty is mere honesty; but with those who possess great talent it is hypocrisy. ...
  20. (Modesty) Optimara variety belonging to the Victorian Charm series. Medium, standard African Violet (4-inch pot size) with frilled, blue flowers and variegated leaves. Introduced 1995. (AVSA Reg. No. 8328) More information.
  21. (Modesty) Wantonness [leads] to hell, modesty to paradise.
  22. (Modesty) hazy jenius on Flickr
  23. (modesty) Being unlikely to boast about one's own abilities.
  24. (modesty) Refers to the way that cultures view propriety of dress and conduct.
  25. Modesty is having self-respect. When you value yourself with quiet pride, you accept praise with humility and gratitude. Modesty is being comfortable with yourself and setting healthy boundaries about your body and your privacy.