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Not narcissistic or full of yourself. Humble.

Of clothing: not revealing. Covered up.
- "Me? A great artist? No, I can't accept that title."
- "But you are! You don't have to be so modest."

- "I'm looking for a more modest dress."
- "What's modest?"
- "You know- long skirt, high neckline, long sleeves. Nothing that shows off my breasts or my thighs."
- "I've never seen anything like that."
- "Forget it!"
by Lorelili April 07, 2005
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to cover up parts of your body that are obviously meant to be covered. and to not overwhelm your face in a paste of makeup. it is true beauty, and a quality that a lot of girls need to discover. pronto!
"Modest ARE the hottest."
by youknowimright. December 11, 2009
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To lie about being worse at something than you actually are.
John: Hey Phil, did you just do the 100 meter sprint in 10 seconds?
Bill: Yeah, but I'm not very good at sprinting.

The opposite of modest is arrogance. This is being truthful about how good you are.
by lanhj001 June 19, 2008
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not inclined to engage in sexual acts
prude
Since Mary didn't give me any, I am labelling her modest.
by william joseph hemmington December 21, 2004
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