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n. (formal) a small amount
"At least have a modicum of decency to close the curtain before you undress."

"You're at an honor society ceremony and you can't even find a modicum of dignity to refrain from another glass of champagne?"
by Miss.Devine May 31, 2009
 
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Noun. A small amount; just a little; a limited quantity.
He hasn't even a modicum of sense.

A modicum of soup will do nicely.
by HM3 Ryin February 03, 2009