modestly

[หˆmษ‘หdษชstli]

modestly Definition

  • 1in a way that is not excessive or arrogant, especially in one's behavior or appearance
  • 2to a moderate extent; not too much or too little

Using modestly: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "modestly" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    She dressed modestly for the job interview.

  • Example

    He spoke modestly about his achievements.

  • Example

    The company has grown modestly over the past year.

modestly Synonyms and Antonyms

Antonyms for modestly

Phrases with modestly

  • to live in a simple and unpretentious way, without extravagance or luxury

    Example

    Despite being wealthy, she chooses to live modestly.

  • a satirical essay or pamphlet that suggests an absurd solution to a serious problem

    Example

    Jonathan Swift's 'A Modest Proposal' suggested that the Irish should sell their children as food to the rich.

  • an income that is not high or extravagant

    Example

    Despite having a modest income, they were able to save enough money to buy a house.

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Summary: modestly in Brief

The adverb 'modestly' [หˆmษ‘หdษชstli] describes behavior or appearance that is not excessive or arrogant. It can also mean 'to a moderate extent.' Examples include dressing modestly for a job interview or speaking modestly about one's achievements. Phrases like 'live modestly' suggest living without extravagance or luxury, while 'modest proposal' refers to a satirical essay or pamphlet that suggests an absurd solution to a serious problem.