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modest ('mɒdɪst) adj 1 having or expressing a humble opinion of oneself or one's accomplishments or abilities. 2 reserved or shy; modest behaviour. 3 not ostentatious or pretentious. 4 not extreme or excessive; moderate. 5 decorous or decent. [C16: via Old French from Latin modestus moderate, from modus MODE] ‣ 'modestly adv

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