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adjective modest pronunciation in British English /ˈmɒdɪst/
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  1. 1
    fairly small, especially when compared with other things of the same type
    The engine has a very modest oil consumption.
    His income was modest compared with that of other chief executives.
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    1. a.
      fairly good or successful, but not excellent
      There has been a modest increase in sales.
      She has had some modest success with her short stories.
    2. b.
      a modest building is not large or expensive
      They grew up in a relatively modest house in New Jersey.


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