Synonyms of modest in English:

modest


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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