Antonyms for modest

Grammar : Adj
Spell : mod-ist
Phonetic Transcription : ˈmɒd ɪst

Definition of modest

Origin :
  • 1560s, "having moderate self-regard," from Middle French modeste (14c.), from Latin modestus "keeping due measure" (see modesty). Of women, "not improper or lewd," 1590s; of female attire, 1610s. Of demands, etc., c.1600. Related: Modestly.
  • adj shy
  • adj limited, ordinary
Example sentences :
  • The face, neck, and arms of the modest maiden were flushed with indignant crimson.
  • Extract from : « Philothea » by Lydia Maria Child
  • Our hero listened with modest pleasure while it was being read.
  • Extract from : « Brave and Bold » by Horatio Alger
  • Tell you what the trouble is with you, old man: you're too modest.
  • Extract from : « Way of the Lawless » by Max Brand
  • He's as boyishly honest as if he were sixteen; and as modest.
  • Extract from : « The Bacillus of Beauty » by Harriet Stark
  • Few could imagine from his modest exterior the latent, fire and energy which burn in his bosom.
  • Extract from : « Ridgeway » by Scian Dubh
  • Isn't the 'modest genius' rather proud of the hit she has made?
  • Extract from : « Chip, of the Flying U » by B. M. Bower
  • Cyrus said, and added a modest bad word; which made Gussie cry.
  • Extract from : « Quaint Courtships » by Various
  • The modest assemblage of seven people, mostly under age, dispersed.
  • Extract from : « The Secret Agent » by Joseph Conrad
  • The principal patrons of this modest watering-place are the peasants.
  • Extract from : « In the Heart of Vosges » by Matilda Betham-Edwards
  • Her plea was modest, but so expressed as to be irresistible.
  • Extract from : « Female Scripture Biographies, Vol. II » by Francis Augustus Cox

Synonyms for modest

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