|1.||[ adjective ] marked by simplicity; having a humble opinion of yourself|
"a modest apartment" "too modest to wear his medals"
|Related terms:||immodest retiring humble|
|2.||[ adjective ] not large but sufficient in size or amount|
"a modest salary" "modest inflation" "helped in my own small way"
|3.||[ adjective ] free from pomp or affectation|
"comfortable but modest cottages" "a simple rectangular brick building" "a simple man with simple tastes"
|4.||[ adjective ] (sexuality) not offensive to sexual mores in conduct or appearance|
|Related terms:||immodest coy decent shamefaced decent decent modesty|
|5.||[ adjective ] limited in size or scope|
|Synonyms:||small pocket-size small-scale pocket-sized minor|
"a small business" "a newspaper with a modest circulation" "small-scale plans" "a pocket-size country"
|6.||[ adjective ] humble in spirit or manner; suggesting retiring mildness or even cowed submissiveness|
"meek and self-effacing"
|7.||[ adjective ] low or inferior in station or quality|
|Synonyms:||small humble lowly low|
"a humble cottage" "a lowly parish priest" "a modest man of the people" "small beginnings"
|8.||[ adjective ] free from ostentation or pretension|
"the restrained elegance of the room"