скромный; сдержанный; застенчивый; благопристойный; умеренный; нетребовательный; неприхотливый; стеснительный
- Otherwise the Egyptians offered but modest resistance.
- The winner of the famous Paris-Roubaix event in April, Jean-Marie Wampers of Belgium, collected only 12 points to Dutchman Jelle Nijdam's 16 for victory in the modest Paris-Tours race.
- The idealism of Modigliani's youth re-emerges in this letter which reveals him as modest, humane and a proud father.
- The designs were by Hanns Ebensten, his last collaboration with John, because he gave up his ambitions to make a career in stage design after he had visited the homes of two other ballet designers, both highly regarded and much in demand, but both living in very modest circumstances.
- (In this way, the washing up for this modest roast dinner can be kept down to the absolute minimum.)
- At West Ham the club was run by two families involved locally in business on a modest scale.
- It takes a relatively modest amount of scientific evidence to have a substance banned.
- More recently, the Tote has used its modest profits to acquire a chain of still more modestly profitable betting shops.
- Some of the Scourie trout, released into small lochs as tiny fish, have grown to enormous size and are known affectionately by name: Ethel, stocked by Stan Tuer when she was a modest girl of five inches, now estimated to weigh at least 5lb; Arthur, estimated to weigh 6lb.
- I had twenty-four kronor of Swedish money, which I thought a handsome sum, but it proved sufficient to buy only one hopelessly modest open sandwich, like the bottom half of a hamburger bun with a menopausal piece of lettuce and eight marble-sized meatballs on top.
- During its 1947 eruption, the Icelandic volcano Hekla ejected ash at a rate estimated to be nearly 100,000 cubic metres per second during the first half hour, slowing down subsequently to a more modest 30,000 cubic metres per second.
- Sandstones in the Carboniferous have given modest gas flows in Co.
- It was to her own surprise that Muriel Box, the director of 14 modest budget feature films between 1951 and 1964, found herself an inspiration and a role model for a new generation of women film-makers, critics and students.