Synonyms of modest in English:

modest


See definition of modest

adjective

1‘she was always modest about her poetry’

SYNONYMS

self-effacing, self-deprecating, humble, unpretentious, unassuming, unpresuming, unostentatious, low-key, free from vanity, keeping one's light under a bushel

shy, bashful, self-conscious, diffident, timid, reserved, retiring, media-shy, reticent, quiet, coy, embarrassed, shamefaced, blushing, fearful, meek, docile, mild, apologetic

Scottish mim

ANTONYMS

boastful, conceited

2‘a period of modest success’

SYNONYMS

moderate, fair, tolerable, passable, adequate, satisfactory, acceptable, unexceptional, small

light, limited, scanty, skimpy, frugal, meagre, sparse

ANTONYMS

great, runaway

3‘a modest house’

SYNONYMS

small, ordinary, simple, plain, humble, homely

inexpensive, low-cost, cheap, poor

unostentatious, unpretentious, unimposing

ANTONYMS

grand, grandiose

4‘the full-length skirt of her modest navy blue suit’

SYNONYMS

decorous, decent, seemly, demure, sober, severe

coy, proper, discreet, delicate, chaste, virtuous

ANTONYMS

immodest, flamboyant