A small quantity of a particular thing, especially something considered desirable or valuable: his statement had more than a modicum of truth
More example sentences
- It's done in a spirit of fun, and relies on a modicum of good faith among the participants.
- All it would take is a bit of gumption and a modicum of courage.
- With a modicum of imagination and a dash of invention, a good story could be built from this one.
late 15th century: from Latin, neuter of modicus 'moderate', from modus 'measure'.