adverb see modest

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  • Modestly — Mod est*ly, adv. In a modest manner. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • modestly — index fairly (moderately) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • modestly — mod|est|ly [ madəstli ] adverb 1. ) in a way that shows you do not like to talk about yourself, your achievements, or your abilities: She smiled modestly. 2. ) without needing a lot of money: I lived modestly but comfortably. a modestly priced… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • modestly — UK [ˈmɒdɪstlɪ] / US [ˈmɑdəstlɪ] adverb 1) in a way that shows you do not like to talk about yourself, your achievements, or your abilities She smiled modestly. 2) to a small degree She has had a modestly successful career. 3) without needing a… …   English dictionary

  • modestly — modest UK US /ˈmɒdɪst/ adjective ► not large in size or amount, or not expensive: modest amount/budget/profit »We have a fairly modest budget, considering our oil wealth. modest rise/increase/improvement »There has been a modest improvement in… …   Financial and business terms

  • modestly — adv. Modestly is used with these adjectives: ↑furnished, ↑successful Modestly is used with these verbs: ↑dress, ↑improve, ↑live, ↑price, ↑shrug …   Collocations dictionary

  • modestly — modest ► ADJECTIVE 1) unassuming in the estimation of one s abilities or achievements. 2) relatively moderate, limited, or small. 3) decent; decorous. DERIVATIVES modestly adverb. ORIGIN Latin modestus keeping due measure , related to modus… …   English terms dictionary

  • modestly — adverb with modesty; in a modest manner (Freq. 2) the dissertation was entitled, modestly, Remarks about a play by Shakespeare • Ant: ↑immodestly • Derived from adjective: ↑modest …   Useful english dictionary

  • modestly — See modest. * * * …   Universalium

  • modestly — adverb In a modest manner …   Wiktionary

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