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adjective modest pronunciation in American English /ˈmɑdəst/
  1. 2
    fairly small, especially when compared with other things of the same type

    The engine has very modest oil consumption.

    His income was modest compared with that of other fund managers.

    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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