Synonyms for modest

Synonyms for (adjective) modest

Synonyms: minor, modest, pocket-size, pocket-sized, small, small-scale

Definition: limited in size or scope

Usage: a small business; a newspaper with a modest circulation; small-scale plans; a pocket-size country

Similar words: limited

Definition: small in range or scope

Usage: limited war; a limited success; a limited circle of friends


Synonyms: modest, small

Definition: not large but sufficient in size or amount

Usage: a modest salary; modest inflation; helped in my own small way

Similar words: moderate

Definition: being within reasonable or average limits; not excessive or extreme

Usage: moderate prices; a moderate income; a moderate fine; moderate demands; a moderate estimate; a moderate eater; moderate success; a kitchen of moderate size; the X-ray showed moderate enlargement of the heart


Synonyms: modest

Definition: not offensive to sexual mores in conduct or appearance

Similar words: overmodest, coy, demure

Definition: affectedly modest or shy especially in a playful or provocative way


Similar words: decent

Definition: observing conventional sexual mores in speech or behavior or dress

Usage: a modest neckline in her dress; though one of her shoulder straps had slipped down, she was perfectly decent by current standards


Similar words: decent

Definition: decently clothed

Usage: are you decent?


Similar words: shamefaced

Definition: extremely modest or shy

Usage: cheerfully bearing reproaches but shamefaced at praise- H.O.Taylor


Synonyms: modest

Definition: marked by simplicity; having a humble opinion of yourself

Usage: a modest apartment; too modest to wear his medals

Similar words: unassuming, retiring

Definition: not arrogant or presuming

Usage: unassuming to a fault, skeptical about the value of his work; a shy retiring girl


Synonyms: modest

Definition: free from pomp or affectation

Usage: comfortable but modest cottages; a simple rectangular brick building; a simple man with simple tastes

Similar words: unpretentious

Definition: lacking pretension or affectation

Usage: an unpretentious country church; her quiet unpretentious demeanor


Synonyms: meek, mild, modest

Definition: humble in spirit or manner; suggesting retiring mildness or even cowed submissiveness

Usage: meek and self-effacing

Similar words: humble

Definition: marked by meekness or modesty; not arrogant or prideful

Usage: a humble apology; essentially humble...and self-effacing, he achieved the highest formal honors and distinctions- B.K.Malinowski


Synonyms: humble, small, low, lowly, modest

Definition: low or inferior in station or quality

Usage: a humble cottage; a lowly parish priest; a modest man of the people; small beginnings

Similar words: inferior

Definition: of or characteristic of low rank or importance