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Pronunciation of Modest: Learn how to pronounce Modest in English correctly

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Oxford dictionary definition of the word modest:

adjective
1unassuming in the estimation of one’s abilities or achievements:
he was a very modest man, refusing to take any credit for the enterprise
2(of an amount, rate, or level) relatively moderate, limited, or small:
drink modest amounts of alcohol
employment growth was relatively modest
not large, elaborate, or expensive:
a modest flat in Fulham
it was a nice wedding, necessarily modest
3(of a woman) dressing or behaving so as to avoid impropriety or indecency, especially to avoid attracting sexual attention:
the modest women wear long-sleeved dresses and all but cover their faces
(of clothing) not revealing or emphasizing a person’s figure:
modest dress means that hemlines must be below the knee
Derivatives
modestly
adverb
Origin:
mid 16th century: from French modeste, from Latin modestus ‘keeping due measure’, related to modus ‘measure’