Definition of modest


Scrabble & Words with Friends points

  • modest is a valid Scrabble word with a point value of 9 according to TWL06 dictionary
  • modest is a valid Words with Friends word with a point value of 10 according to ENABLE dictionary

Definition of modest

  • not large but sufficient in size or amount (adjective)

    Examples

    1. a modest salary
    2. modest inflation

    Synonyms

    1. small

  • relatively moderate, limited, or small (adjective)

    Examples

    1. a newspaper with a modest circulation

    Synonyms

    1. minor
    2. pocket-size
    3. pocket-sized
    4. small
    5. small-scale

  • low or inferior in station or quality (adjective)

    Examples

    1. a modest man of the people

    Synonyms

    1. humble
    2. low
    3. lowly
    4. small

  • humble in spirit or manner; suggesting retiring mildness or even cowed submissiveness (adjective)

    Synonyms

    1. meek
    2. mild

  • free from pomp or affectation (adjective)

    Examples

    1. comfortable but modest cottages

  • marked by simplicity; having a humble opinion of yourself (adjective)

    Examples

    1. a modest apartment
    2. too modest to wear his medals

  • not offensive to sexual mores in conduct or appearance (adjective)

    Examples

    1. a modest neckline in her dress covered her up to her collarbone