modest

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modest

Pronunciation /ˈmɒdɪst/
adjective
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.

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

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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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