modest

  核心词汇  
['mɒdɪst]     ['mɑːdɪst]    
  • adj. 谦虚的;适度的;端庄的;有节制的
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modest的英文翻译是什么意思,词典释义与在线翻译:

详尽释义

adj. (形容词)
  1. 谦虚的
  2. 适度的
  3. 端庄的
  4. 有节制的
  5. 羞怯的
  6. 审慎的
  7. 稳重的
  8. 不太大的
  9. 些许的
  10. 谦恭的
  11. 朴素的
  12. 谨慎的
  13. 客气的
  14. 优雅的
  15. 淑静的
  16. 贞节的

双解释义

adj. (形容词)
  1. 谦虚的,谦恭的 having or expressing a lower opinion of one's own ability than is probably deserved; hiding one's good qualities
  2. 适中的,适度的 not large in quantity, size, value, etc.

英英释义

Adjective:
  1. marked by simplicity; having a humble opinion of yourself;

    "a modest apartment"
    "too modest to wear his medals"

  2. not large but sufficient in size or amount;

    "a modest salary"
    "modest inflation"
    "helped in my own small way"

  3. free from pomp or affectation;

    "comfortable but modest cottages"
    "a simple rectangular brick building"
    "a simple man with simple tastes"

  4. not offensive to sexual mores in conduct or appearance

  5. low or inferior in station or quality;

    "a humble cottage"
    "a lowly parish priest"
    "a modest man of the people"
    "small beginnings"

  6. humble in spirit or manner; suggesting retiring mildness or even cowed submissiveness;

    "meek and self-effacing"

  7. limited in size or scope;

    "a small business"
    "a newspaper with a modest circulation"
    "small-scale plans"
    "a pocket-size country"

modest的用法和样例:

例句

用作形容词 (adj.)
  1. We should be modest and prudent.
    我们应该谦虚谨慎。
  2. She is very modest about her success.
    她对自己的成就很谦虚。
  3. I bought the house at a modest price.
    我以适中的价格买下了这所房子。
  4. Young girls must be modest in speech, dress and behavior.
    年轻姑娘必须言词谨慎,衣着得体,行为端庄。
  5. She continued to lead a quiet and modest life.
    她仍然过着安静、有节制的生活。

常见句型

用作形容词 (adj.)
用作定语 ~+ n.
  1. He is a very modest person.
    他是位非常谦逊的人。
  2. Parents told us that we would study from others in a modest attitude.
    父母叮嘱我们要以谦虚的态度向别人学习。
  3. Many people become conceited after only modest success.
    许多人在获得小小的成功后便变得自负起来。
用作表语 S+be+~
  1. Really great men are essentially modest.
    真正的伟人大都很谦虚。
  2. The price is very modest.
    价格是适中的。
S+be+~+ prep .-phrase
  1. The young actress is very modest about her success.
    那位年轻女演员对她的成功很谦虚。
  2. He is modest in his behavior.
    他的态度很谦虚。
  3. He is modest in his requirements.
    他的要求不过分。
  4. She is modest in speech, dress and behavior.
    她在谈吐、衣着和举止方面都端庄淑静。
S+be+~+to- v
  1. She is too modest to be seen in a bathing suit.
    她太羞怯,不愿让别人看见自己身着泳装。

词汇搭配

用作形容词 (adj.)
~+名词 动词+~ 副词+~ ~+介词

经典引文

  • Leonard..sat in modest silence, with lowered eyes.

    出自: J. F. Lehmann
  • He was too modest to believe that Penelope could have fallen in love with him.

    出自: B. Pym

modest的详细讲解:

词语用法

adj. (形容词)
  1. modest作“谦虚的,谦恭的 ”解时,指没有夸大地估计自己的能力或价值,没有浮夸或自负; 作“适度的”解时,主要用于质量、大小、价值。modest还可作“端庄的”“庄重的”解,此时多指女性的品行或修养; 也可指妇女的穿着、言行、举止等“羞怯的,不好意思的”。

词源解说

  • ☆ 16世纪60年代进入英语,直接源自法语的modeste;最初源自古典拉丁语的modestus,意为(行为)等保持一定尺度内。
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