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From Middle French modeste, from Latin modestus.

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modest (3) Venus statue.

modest (comparative more modest or modester, superlative most modest or modestest)

  1. Not bragging or boasting about oneself or one's achievements; unpretentious, humble.
  2. Small, moderate in size.
    He earns a modest amount of money.
    Her latest novel was a modest success.
  3. Pure and delicate from a sense of propriety.
    modest thoughts or language
  4. (especially of behavior or clothing) Intending to avoid the encouraging of sexual attraction in others.

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Albanian

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modest (feminine modeste)

  1. modest

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Catalan

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Borrowed from Latin modestus.

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modest (feminine modesta, masculine plural modests or modestos, feminine plural modestes)

  1. modest
    Antonym: immodest

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Romanian

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Borrowed from Latin modestus or French modeste or Italian modesto.

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modest m or n (feminine singular modestă, masculine plural modești, feminine and neuter plural modeste)

  1. modest

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