Definition of modestly adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈmɒdɪstli//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈmɑːdɪstli//
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  1. 1in a way that is not very extreme, expensive, important, etc. modestly priced goods
  2. 2in a way that does not praise your own abilities or possessions ‘I'm not a very good painter,’ he said modestly.
  3. 3in a way that does not show much of the body; in a way that is not intended to attract attention, especially in a sexual way She is always modestly dressed.