- adj. 谦虚的，谦逊的；适度的；端庄的；羞怯的
- n. (Modest)人名；(罗)莫代斯特；(德)莫德斯特；(俄)莫杰斯特
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- modest:  Etymologically, modest means ‘kept within due measure’. It comes via French from Latin modestus, a derivative of the same source as produced English moderate. This was *modes-, a close relative of Latin modus ‘measure’ (from which English gets mode and model).
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- modest (adj.)
- 1560s, "having moderate self-regard," from Middle French modeste (14c.), from Latin modestus "keeping due measure" (see modesty). Of women, "not improper or lewd," 1590s; of female attire, 1610s. Of demands, etc., c. 1600. Related: Modestly.
- 1. Though his background was modest, it was in no sense deprived.
- 2. The wine towns encountered are, on the whole, quiet and modest.
- 3. The result reflects a modest rightward shift in opinion.
- 4. Swiss unemployment rose to the still modest rate of 0.7%.
- 5. There has been a modest upturn in most parts of the industry.
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