Word of the Day


Pronunciation /ˈmɒdɪst/
1 Unassuming in the estimation of one’s abilities or achievements.
2 (of an amount, rate, or level) relatively moderate, limited, or small.
2.1 Not large, elaborate, or expensive.
3 Dressing or behaving so as to avoid impropriety or indecency, especially to avoid attracting sexual attention (typically used of a woman)
3.1 (of clothing) not revealing or emphasizing a person’s body.

Mid 16th century from French modeste, from Latin modestus ‘keeping due measure’, related to modus ‘measure’.


Their lifestyle was modest,
Doing with less than the best.
To them it was quite natural
Not done at another’s behest.

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