Modest adjective - Not having or showing any feelings of superiority, self-assertiveness, or showiness.
Usage example: appealingly modest about her success in the fashion industry
Shrinking and modest are semantically related In some cases you can use "Shrinking" instead an adjective "Modest".
Both words in one sentence
- Aside of modest version of shrinking soda currently in development, she invented a Velocitoaster.
Source: Mad Scientist
- She's a modest Shrinking Violet who was raised as a nudist, and tries to hide this fact from others due to her feeling that this makes her a weirdo.
Source: Anime / Waiting in the Summer
- One can describe it as Neon Genesis Evangelion without giant robots and with a lot less angst (plus a protagonist who's the exact opposite of a Shrinking Violet).From its relatively modest beginning, the manga managed to become the 11th-highest seller of all time in 2011.
Source: Manga / Attack on Titan
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