- adj. 谦虚的；适度的；端庄的；有节制的
- 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
- 适中的,适度的 not large in quantity, size, value, etc.
marked by simplicity; having a humble opinion of yourself;
"a modest apartment"
"too modest to wear his medals"
not large but sufficient in size or amount;
"a modest salary"
"helped in my own small way"
free from pomp or affectation;
"comfortable but modest cottages"
"a simple rectangular brick building"
"a simple man with simple tastes"
not offensive to sexual mores in conduct or appearance
low or inferior in station or quality;
"a humble cottage"
"a lowly parish priest"
"a modest man of the people"
humble in spirit or manner; suggesting retiring mildness or even cowed submissiveness;
"meek and self-effacing"
limited in size or scope;
"a small business"
"a newspaper with a modest circulation"
"a pocket-size country"
- We should be modest and prudent.
- She is very modest about her success.
- I bought the house at a modest price.
- Young girls must be modest in speech, dress and behavior.
- She continued to lead a quiet and modest life.
- He is a very modest person.
- Parents told us that we would study from others in a modest attitude.
- Many people become conceited after only modest success.
- Really great men are essentially modest.
- The price is very modest.
- The young actress is very modest about her success.
- He is modest in his behavior.
- He is modest in his requirements.
- She is modest in speech, dress and behavior.
- She is too modest to be seen in a bathing suit.
- remain modest and prudent 保持谦虚谨慎
- quite modest 毫不过分
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”。
- ☆ 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。