modest

A person is modest if he or she is very successful but does not call attention to this.

Modest generally means "big enough but not huge" — like a modest house or a modest income. An ambitious person will not be satisfied with modest progress. Around the turn of the 17th century, modest referred to proper or decent dress and behavior especially in women. Although this is considered dated today, modest is still used for people who are shy about showing their body. If you are modest, you might wear your t-shirt when you swim.

Definitions of modest
  1. adjective
    marked by simplicity; having a humble opinion of yourself
    “a modest apartment”
    “too modest to wear his medals”
    Synonyms:
    retiring, unassuming
    not arrogant or presuming
    humble
    marked by meekness or modesty; not arrogant or prideful
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    Antonyms:
    immodest
    having or showing an exaggerated opinion of your importance, ability, etc
    domineering
    tending to domineer
    important
    having or suggesting a consciousness of high position
    overweening, uppity
    presumptuously arrogant
    proud
    feeling self-respect or pleasure in something by which you measure your self-worth; or being a reason for pride
    disrespectful
    exhibiting lack of respect; rude and discourteous
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  2. adjective
    humble in spirit or manner; suggesting retiring mildness or even cowed submissiveness
    synonyms: meek, mild
    humble
    marked by meekness or modesty; not arrogant or prideful
  3. adjective
    not offensive to sexual mores in conduct or appearance
    Synonyms:
    decent
    conforming to conventions of sexual behavior
    coy, demure, overmodest
    affectedly modest or shy especially in a playful or provocative way
    decent
    observing conventional sexual mores in speech or behavior or dress
    decent
    decently clothed
    shamefaced
    extremely modest or shy
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    Antonyms:
    immodest
    offending against sexual mores in conduct or appearance
    indecent
    offensive to good taste especially in sexual matters
    indecent
    offending against sexual mores in conduct or appearance
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  4. adjective
    not large but sufficient in size or amount
    “a modest salary”
    modest inflation”
    synonyms: small
    moderate
    being within reasonable or average limits; not excessive or extreme
  5. adjective
    limited in size or scope
    “a newspaper with a modest circulation”
    synonyms: minor, pocket-size, pocket-sized, small, small-scale
    limited
    small in range or scope
  6. adjective
    free from pomp or affectation
    “comfortable but modest cottages”
    Synonyms:
    unpretentious
    lacking pretension or affectation
  7. adjective
    low or inferior in station or quality
    “a modest man of the people”
    synonyms: humble, low, lowly, small
    inferior
    of or characteristic of low rank or importance
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