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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 mod·est /ˈmɑdəst/

From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Mod·est a.
 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 youth; a modest man.
 2. Observing the proprieties of the sex; not unwomanly in act or bearing; free from undue familiarity, indecency, or lewdness; decent in speech and demeanor; -- said of a woman.
    Mrs. Ford, the honest woman, the modest wife.   --Shak.
    The blushing beauties of a modest maid.   --Dryden.
 3. Evincing modestly in the actor, author, or speaker; not showing presumption; not excessive or extreme; moderate; as, a modest request; modest joy.
 Syn: -- Reserved; unobtrusive; diffident; bashful; coy; shy; decent; becoming; chaste; virtuous.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: marked by simplicity; having a humble opinion of yourself;
             "a modest apartment"; "too modest to wear his medals"
             [ant: immodest]
      2: not large but sufficient in size or amount; "a modest
         salary"; "modest inflation"; "helped in my own small way"
         [syn: small]
      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 [ant:
      5: low or inferior in station or quality; "a humble cottage";
         "a lowly parish priest"; "a modest man of the people";
         "small beginnings" [syn: humble, low, lowly, small]
      6: humble in spirit or manner; suggesting retiring mildness or
         even cowed submissiveness; "meek and self-effacing" [syn:
         meek, mild]
      7: limited in size or scope; "a small business"; "a newspaper
         with a modest circulation"; "small-scale plans"; "a
         pocket-size country" [syn: minor, small, small-scale,
          pocket-size, pocket-sized]
      8: free from ostentation or pretension; "the restrained
         elegance of the room" [syn: restrained, unostentatious]