modest

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PIE root
*med-

From Middle French modeste, from Latin modestus

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modest (3) Venus statue.

modest ‎(comparative modester or more modest, superlative modestest or most modest)

  1. Not bragging or boasting about oneself or one's achievements, unpretentious, humble.
  2. Small, moderate in size.
    He earns a modest amount of money.
    Her latest novel was a modest success.
  3. (especially of behaviour or clothing) Avoiding being sexually suggestive.

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modest m ‎(feminine modeste)

  1. modest

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