Translation of modest in Spanish:

modest

Pronunciation: /ˈmɑːdəst; ˈmɒdɪst/

adj

  • 1.1 (not boastful) [person/remark] modesto 1.2 (small, humble) [income/gift] modesto; [improvement/increase] moderado, pequeño; [success] moderado we lived in modest circumstances vivimos modestamente
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    • Let's find the relatively modest amounts needed to fund things people want, and let's do it without chopping away at other programs with an axe.
    • Australia has long had a remarkably good university system, and used relatively modest levels of public investment in higher education very effectively.
    • A relatively modest amount of money could fund programs that would have a significant impact on smoking in Canada and allow those looking to quit to find help.
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    • They take great pride in showing their houses, modest flats on the outside, but inside renovated kitchens and bathrooms and all the mod cons amongst the religious icons.
    • Our venue became too expensive for our modest means.
    • Through the darkness I could make out a modest, tan coloured house with an overgrown garden and grubby looking shudders drooping from the windows.
    1.3 (chaste) [person/clothing] pudoroso, púdico, recatado
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    • He is a quiet, unassuming lad and so modest about his many talents.
    • He's modest about his achievements, self-effacing about his music and finds an old-fashioned dignity in hard work.
    • Despite the magnitude of her work, I find Kate surprisingly down to earth and genuinely modest about the achievements she will leave behind when she hands over the reins on her 65th birthday.
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    • We see that one should look for a proper, modest woman to be his wife, in order to have an eternal loving relationship.
    • She tells him to find a pretty and modest girl whom he respects and to wait until he's through with college, because he's not half good enough for whoever the girl is.
    • In other words, nice girls are modest and demure.
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    • My mother showed up dressed in a modest skirt and jacket along with my little brothers, Robert and Connor.
    • Some were dressed in very modest gowns, while others were practically falling out of their bodices.
    • Finally, I was standing in my under garments and fumbled around in the twilight for some modest clothing.

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The Basque autonomous police force is called Ertzaintza. Its members, called ertzainas, wear a uniform of red sweaters and berets, and white jackets. Despite the Ertzaintza's wide range of responsibilities, the Guardia Civil and Policía Nacional still operate in the Basque Country.