Synonyms and Antonyms of modest
- He was awarded a modest pension when he retired.
- tended to wear more modest clothing
- a modest winner who said a quick thank-you and promptly left the stage
- was modest about her success in the industry
arrogant, bumptious, conceited, egotistic (or egotistical), haughty, highfalutin (also hifalutin), high-and-mighty, high-handed, high-hat, hoity-toity, huffy, imperious, lordly, overweening, peremptory, pompous, presuming, presumptuous, pretentious, self-asserting, self-assertive, supercilious, superior, uppity
Synonym Discussion of modest
- shy with strangers
- a bashful boy out on his first date
- felt diffident about raising an objection
- modest about her success
- put off by her coy manner
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