how to pronounce modest


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modest is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of modest in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… and uh that's very modest of you taylor …”

meanings of modest


  1. Small, moderate in size.
  2. Pure and delicate from a sense of propriety.
  3. Intending to avoid the encouraging of sexual attraction in others.
  4. Not bragging or boasting about oneself or one's achievements; unpretentious, humble.

modest frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word modest occurs in english on average 10 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics modest can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that modest can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

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