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adjective modest pronunciation in British English /ˈmɒdɪst/
  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.

    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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