modest

modest [adj1] shy bashful, blushing, chaste, coy, demure, diffident, discreet, humble, lowly, meek, moderate, nice, proper, prudent, quiet, reserved, resigned, reticent, retiring, seemly, self-conscious, self-effacing, sheepish, silent, simple, temperate, timid, unassertive, unassuming, unassured, unboastful, unobtrusive, unpresuming, unpretending, unpretentious, withdrawing; concepts 401,404 —Ant. arrogant, assured, bold, brave, conceited, courageous, egotistical, proud, self-confident, unabashed, unashamed modest [adj2] limited, ordinary average, cheap, discreet, dry, economical, fair, humble, inelaborate, inexpensive, middling, moderate, natural, plain, reasonable, simple, small, unadorned, unaffected, unembellished, unembroidered, unexceptional, unexcessive, unextravagant, unextreme, unobtrusive, unornamented, unostentatious, unpretentious, unradical, unstudied; concepts 334,547,562 —Ant. extraordinary, immodest, ostentatious, presumptuous, unlimited

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