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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - Affectedly shy especially in a playful or provocative way.

Usage examples (10)
  • Adjective : a modest house. ,a modest neckline on a dress. ,a modest increase in salary
  • Like many others 'clothed with a little brief authority' he was not overmodest in showing his importance.
  • An overmodest beginner will make the mistake of playing only against her likewise beginning friends; the result is that she takes a discouragingly long time finding out...
  • Had Mac been overmodest, before, when he had said he was no great angler? for more
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