modest

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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (humble)
a. modesto
He's very modest. He doesn't take any credit for all the good he's done.Es muy modesto. No toma ningún crédito por todo lo bueno que ha hecho.
2. (small)
a. moderado
There's been a modest increase in school enrollment in some countries.Se ha registrado un incremento moderado de la matrícula escolar en algunos países.
b. modesto
Rafael didn't have a lot of money, so he bought Marissa a modest gift for her birthday.Rafael no tenía mucho dinero, así que le compró un regalo modesto a Marissa en su cumpleaños.
c. pequeño
They live in a modest apartment in the city center.Viven en un departamento pequeño en el centro de la ciudad.
3. (chaste)
a. púdico
Javier, you should have worn something more modest for the church dinner.Javier, deberías haberte puesto algo más púdico para la cena de la iglesia.
b. recatado
Her dress was so modest that some mistook her for a nun.Su vestido era tan recatado que algunos la confundieron con una monja.
c. pudoroso
Her outfit is very modest, but nonetheless quite stunning.Su atuendo es muy pudoroso, pero impresionante de todos modos.
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modest
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (not boastful)
a. modesto(a)
2. (moderate; requirement, increase)
a. modesto(a), moderado(a)
3. (chaste)
a. recatado(a)
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modest [ˈmɒdɪst]
adjective
1 (humble) modesto
don't be so modest! ¡no seas tan modesto!; he's just being modest está siendo modesto; to be modest about sth ser modesto con algo
2 (small) [+garden, income] modesto; pequeño; [+amount, sum] módico; modesto; [+increase, improvement, reform] moderado
on a modest scale a escala moderada
the modest [sum] of
3 (chaste, proper) [+person, clothes] púdico; recatado
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