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Definition of modest:

  1. Evincing modestly in the actor, author, or speaker; not showing presumption; not excessive or extreme; moderate; as, a modest request; modest joy.
  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.
  3. 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.

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unstudied, immaculate, all right, subaltern, midsize, underage, decent, depleted, base, restraint, OK, scurvy, low-down, unaffected, unostentatious, A-line, diminished, self-love, petty, big, proper, beachfront, medium, brief, gloomy, recessive, baronial, brownstone, shamefaced, quiet, median, G-rated, burned-out, abject, inferior, unembellished, soft, down, unpretentious, coy, adequate, uncertain, modesty forbids/prevents me from doing something, demure, ostentatious, meek, secondary, low-spirited, down in the mouth, natural, downhearted, good, self-deprecating, miserable, mild, minor, low-toned, edge, backless, respectable, virgin, comfortable, junior-grade, nice, tentative, insecure, money, humbled, button-down, low-pitched, restrained, venial, pocketable, temperate, casual, balmy, belittled, appointed, popular, crushed, inhibited, spiritless, ill at ease, tolerable, dispirited, overmodest, baggy, attitude, unadorned, pure, simple, withdrawn, broken, low, downcast, retiring, backward, carbuncle, limited, colonial, tame, clean, unsure of yourself, pocket-sized, nonaged, intermediate, acceptable, sex, minuscule, vestal, discreet, baseborn, down-to-earth, boot-cut, wholesome, lowly, button-through, unassuming, immodest, dignified, scummy, virginal, reasonable, small, tasteful, chaste, lost, humiliated, undemanding, seemly, midget, decorous, virtuous, carpeted, pocket-size, satisfactory, depressed, though/if I say it myself, middling, introverted, fine, low-profile, blue, lower-ranking, unvarnished, menial, small-scale, moderate, clingy, best, cavernous, grim.

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