Definition of 'modest'
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Interestingly this modest improvement has been in both attack and defence rather than in attack alone. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The research tends to favour bigger companies because a modest share price improvement can produce huge increases in shareholder value. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It is also importing modest but rising volumes from Russia. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It's also got a modest budget and a relatively small staff. The Sun (2017)Our request is fairly modest. The Sun (2016)So the shortage of rain was fairly modest. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The route to reassurance is often via modest measures that carry genuine conviction. Times, Sunday Times (2013)We only wanted to build a modest block of flats. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Medicines viewed as only modest improvements are being left on the shelf as too costly. Times, Sunday Times (2014)In some areas we will have some capacity for a modest increase. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The risk to the banks is also modest. Times, Sunday Times (2006)But this would make the amount raised relatively modest. Times, Sunday Times (2011)What a mockery of all that is modest and decent. Times, Sunday Times (2013)But the aim will have to be fairly modest. MANAGEMENT: task, responsibilities, practices (1974)The quality is often modest and attendances poor. Times, Sunday Times (2015)All this is on the back of only modest improvements in economic data. Times, Sunday Times (2010)They are a lot more modest and humble than you would think people from public schools would be. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Their chances of buying the most modest apartment are nil and those who were renting can no longer afford the rent. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Yet he remains modest and humble. The Sun (2008)Working for a modest house and modest savings over your life should be rewarded, not penalised. The Sun (2013)The first man to step on the moon and a rather shy, modest human being. The Sun (2012)The Bournemouth property is a modest little home by the seaside. Times, Sunday Times (2007)They each drive a Smart car and live in modest apartments. The Sun (2014)Through it stood trees set in a paved garden before a country house, or modest palace. Indian Balm - Travels in the Southern Subcontinent (1994)His Flat form is modest but he has not had fast ground often and it means he has a light weight today. The Sun (2013)
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Translations for 'modest'
British English: modest /ˈmɒdɪst/ ADJECTIVE
A modest house or other building is not large or expensive.
She lives in a modest apartment.
- American English: modest
- Arabic: مُتَوَاضِعٌ
- Brazilian Portuguese: modesto
- Chinese: 朴素的
- Croatian: skroman
- Czech: skromný
- Danish: beskeden
- Dutch: bescheiden
- European Spanish: modesto
- Finnish: vaatimaton
- French: modeste
- German: bescheiden
- Greek: σεμνός
- Italian: modesto
- Japanese: 謙虚な
- Korean: 겸손한
- Norwegian: beskjeden
- Polish: skromny
- European Portuguese: modesto
- Romanian: modest
- Russian: скромный
- Spanish: modesto
- Swedish: blygsam
- Thai: ไม่ใหญ่โต
- Turkish: alçak gönüllü
- Ukrainian: скромний
- Vietnamese: khiêm tốn
Definition of modest from the Collins English Dictionary
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