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Modest Definition in Context with Images

Modest definition in context with images and synonyms from the book, Vocabulary for the College-Bound Student. Learn the word, modest, in real short passages with illustrations and improve your reading comprehension at the same time.

/ˈmɒd.ɪst/ (adj)

Modest definition

  1. showing the quality of humility and not bragging about one’s abilities and achievements, humble, unpretentious, meek, self-effacing, unassuming, shy, demure, reserved
  2. avoiding arousal or attraction, ordinary, moderate, small and simple, decent


We’ve all encountered someone who’s the opposite of modest—they go on and on about their accomplishments, they constantly one-up everyone, they have to have the biggest and best of everything. Someone who is modest, on the other hand, doesn’t feel the need to show off to others, even if they do have a lot to brag about. The good news is that anyone can become more modest. It just comes down to cultivating the right attitude and being more mindful of how you present yourself and interact with others. If you’re not sure where to get started, don’t worry—this article will walk you through some simple changes you can make to start becoming a more modest person.

Source of example:


arrogant, showy

Parts of speech

Noun: modesty

Adverb: modestly

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