from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- adjective Having or showing a moderate estimation of one's own abilities, accomplishments, or value.
- adjective Having or proceeding from a disinclination to call attention to oneself; retiring or diffident.
- adjective Observing conventional proprieties in speech, behavior, or dress, especially in the avoidance of arousing sexual interest.
- adjective Free from showiness or ostentation; unpretentious: synonym: plain.
- adjective Moderate or limited in size, quantity, or range; not extreme.
from The Century Dictionary.
- Retiring in disposition or demeanor; restrained by a sense of propriety, humility, or diffidence; not ostentatious, bold, or forward; unobtrusive.
- Acting with decorum or delicacy; restrained by chaste or scrupulous feelings; pure in thought and conduct.
- Manifesting or seeming to manifest humility, propriety, or decorum; not gaudy, showy, or meretricious.
- Moderate; not excessive or extreme; not extravagant: as, a modest computation; a modest fortune.
- Synonyms Unassuming, unpretending, coy, shy. See
- Decent, chaste, virtuous.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective Restraining within due limits of propriety; not forward, bold, boastful, or presumptious; rather retiring than pushing one's self forward; not obstructive
- adjective 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.
- adjective Evincing modestly in the actor, author, or speaker; not showing presumption; not excessive or extreme; moderate
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- adjective Not
braggingor boastingabout oneself or one's achievements, unpretentious, humble.
- adjective Small,
- adjective Avoiding being sexually suggestive.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adjective marked by simplicity; having a humble opinion of yourself
- adjective free from pomp or affectation
- adjective limited in size or scope
- adjective not large but sufficient in size or amount
- adjective low or inferior in station or quality
- adjective not offensive to sexual mores in conduct or appearance
- adjective humble in spirit or manner; suggesting retiring mildness or even cowed submissiveness
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[Latin modestus; see med- in Indo-European roots.]
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