[mod-ist] /ˈmɒd ɪst/
having or showing a moderate or humble estimate of one’s merits, importance, etc.; free from vanity, egotism, boastfulness, or great pretensions.
free from ostentation or showy extravagance:
a modest house.
having or showing regard for the decencies of behavior, speech, dress, etc.; decent:
a modest neckline on a dress.
limited or moderate in amount, extent, etc.:
a modest increase in salary.
having or expressing a humble opinion of oneself or one’s accomplishments or abilities
reserved or shy: modest behaviour
not ostentatious or pretentious
not extreme or excessive; moderate
decorous or decent
1560s, “having moderate self-regard,” from Middle French modeste (14c.), from Latin modestus “keeping due measure” (see modesty). Of women, “not improper or lewd,” 1590s; of female attire, 1610s. Of demands, etc., c.1600. Related: Modestly.
[oh-ver-heet] /ˌoʊ vərˈhit/ verb (used with object) 1. to heat to excess. 2. to excite or agitate; make vehement: a crowd overheated by rabble-rousers. verb (used without object) 3. to become overheated: a stove that overheats alarmingly; a temper that overheats with little provocation. noun 4. the state or condition of being overheated; excessive heat, […]
[oh-ver-heer] /ˌoʊ vərˈhɪər/ verb (used with object), overheard, overhearing. 1. to (speech or a speaker) without the speaker’s intention or knowledge: I accidentally overheard what they were saying. /ˌəʊvəˈhɪə/ verb -hears, -hearing, -heard 1. (transitive) to hear (a person, remark, etc) without the knowledge of the speaker v. “to hear what one is not meant […]
[oh-ver-muhch] /ˈoʊ vərˈmʌtʃ/ adjective, noun, adverb 1. too : He didn’t show overmuch concern. We tried not to regret it overmuch. [men-ee] /ˈmɛn i/ adjective, more, most. 1. constituting or forming a large number; numerous: many people. 2. noting each one of a large number (usually followed by a or an): For many a day […]
[oh-ver-muhch] /ˈoʊ vərˈmʌtʃ/ adjective, noun, adverb 1. too : He didn’t show overmuch concern. We tried not to regret it overmuch. /ˌəʊvəˈmʌtʃ/ adverb, adjective 1. too much; very much noun 2. an excessive amount adj. “too great in amount,” c.1300, over- + much (q.v.). As an adverb from late 14c. Old English had cognate ofermicel.