someone who is modest does not want to talk about their abilities or achievements [≠ immodest, boastful]
He was always modest about his role in the Everest expedition.
You're too modest! You've been a huge help to us.
not very great, big, or expensive:
a modest increase in costs
She had saved a modest amount of money.
The new service proved a modest success.
a modest house with a small garden
his modest ambitions
shy about showing your body or attracting sexual interest, because you are easily embarrassed [≠ immodest]:
She was a modest girl, always keeping covered, even in summer.
modest clothing covers the body in a way that does not attract sexual interest:
a modest knee-length dress
'I was just lucky,' he said modestly.
modestly priced meals