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mod·est

 (mŏd′ĭst)
adj.
1. Having or showing a moderate estimation of one's own abilities, accomplishments, or value: was too modest to talk about his success.
2.
a. Having or proceeding from a disinclination to call attention to oneself; retiring or diffident: a quiet, modest demeanor.
b. Observing conventional proprieties in speech, behavior, or dress, especially in the avoidance of arousing sexual interest.
3.
a. Free from showiness or ostentation; unpretentious: a house with modest furnishings. See Synonyms at plain.
b. Moderate or limited in size, quantity, or range; not extreme: a modest price; a newspaper with a modest circulation.

[Latin modestus; see med- in Indo-European roots.]

mod′est·ly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.modestly - with modesty; in a modest manner; "the dissertation was entitled, modestly, `Remarks about a play by Shakespeare'"
immodestly - without modesty; in an immodest manner; "the book was entitled, immodestly, `All about Wisdom'"
Translations
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skromno
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modestly

[ˈmɒdɪstlɪ] ADV
1. (= humbly) → modestamente
2. (= moderately) → con moderación
modestly pricedde precio módico
3. (= chastely) → pudorosamente, con pudor

modestly

[ˈmɒdɪstli] adv
[improve, rise, grow, increase] → modérément
[say, speak] → modestement, avec modestie
(= decently) [behave, dress] → avec pudeur
to live modestly → avoir un train de vie modeste modestly sized, modestly pricedmodestly priced adjqui pratique des prix modestes
The hotel is modestly priced → L'hôtel pratique des prix modestes.modestly sized adjde taille modeste

modestly

adv
(= unassumingly, moderately)bescheiden; modestly successfulin bescheidenem Maße erfolgreich; modestly priced goodsWaren zu gemäßigten Preisen; he still gambled modestlyer spielte immer noch in Maßen
(= chastely, properly)schamhaft; behaveanständig, züchtig (old); dressanständig

modestly

[ˈmɒdɪstlɪ] advmodestamente

modest

(ˈmodist) adjective
1. not having, or showing, too high an opinion of one's abilities etc. He's very modest about his success.
2. decent, or showing good taste; not shocking. modest clothing.
3. not very large; moderate. She's a person of modest ambitions.
ˈmodestly adverb
ˈmodesty noun
References in classic literature ?
The Ass carefully divided the spoil into three equal shares and modestly requested the two others to make the first choice.
I represented, modestly, that to my ears it appeared that they were shouting for different things, but the Chancellor would not listen to my suggestion for a moment.
I modestly declared myself to be quite unequal to the task imposed upon me--and I privately felt, all the time, that I was quite clever enough to perform it, if I only gave my own abilities a fair chance.
His enticing suggestions I used to repel modestly by the assurance that it was extremely unlikely, as I had not enough experience.
For my part, I am content in knowing I am as brave as any beast that ever lived, if not braver," said the Lion modestly.
The vicomte was a nice-looking young man with soft features and polished manners, who evidently considered himself a celebrity but out of politeness modestly placed himself at the disposal of the circle in which he found himself.
She was, it is needless to say, perfectly well aware that he was in love with her, while he was himself modestly reticent on the subject-- so far as words went.
Why will we not modestly observe the same rule in judging of the good, as well as the evil of others?
As a skillful general, seeing the enemy ready to surrender, marches toward him with a cry of victory, she rose, beautiful as an antique priestess, inspired like a Christian virgin, her arms extended, her throat uncovered, her hair disheveled, holding with one hand her robe modestly drawn over her breast, her look illumined by that fire which had already created such disorder in the veins of the young Puritan, and went toward him, crying out with a vehement air, and in her melodious voice, to which on this occasion she communicated a terrible energy:
In the meanwhile, the personage who had so magically turned the tempest into dead calm, as our old and dear Corneille puts it, had modestly retreated to the half-shadow of his pillar, and would, no doubt, have remained invisible there, motionless, and mute as before, had he not been plucked by the sleeve by two young women, who, standing in the front row of the spectators, had noticed his colloquy with Michel Giborne-Jupiter.
said Aylward modestly, nodding towards Black Simon.
At recess she bore herself modestly, notwithstanding her great triumph, while in the general atmosphere of good will the Smellie-Randall hatchet was buried and Minnie gathered maple boughs and covered the ugly stove with them, under Rebecca's direction.