to be modest in dress

to be modest in dress
to be modest in dress (behaviour) быть скромным в одежде (в поведении)

Большой англо-русский учебный словарь сочетаемости. . 2010.

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  • dress — /dres/, n., adj., v., dressed or drest, dressing. n. 1. an outer garment for women and girls, consisting of bodice and skirt in one piece. 2. clothing; apparel; garb: The dress of the 18th century was colorful. 3. formal attire. 4. a particular… …   Universalium

  • modest — modestly, adv. /mod ist/, adj. 1. having or showing a moderate or humble estimate of one s merits, importance, etc.; free from vanity, egotism, boastfulness, or great pretensions. 2. free from ostentation or showy extravagance: a modest house. 3 …   Universalium

  • modest — mod•est [[t]ˈmɒd ɪst[/t]] adj. 1) having or showing a moderate or humble estimate of one s merits, importance, etc 2) free from ostentation: a modest house[/ex] 3) having or showing regard for the decencies of behavior, speech, dress, etc 4)… …   From formal English to slang

  • modest — mod|est [ˈmɔdıst US ˈma: ] adj ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(not proud)¦ 2¦(not big)¦ 3¦(shy)¦ 4¦(clothes)¦ ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [Date: 1500 1600; : Latin; Origin: modestus] 1.) ¦(NOT PROUD)¦ someone who is modest does not want to talk about their abilities or achievements ≠… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • DRESS — In the Bible The biblical terms for clothing (Heb. בֶּגֶד, beged; כְּסוּת, kesut; לְבוּשׁ, levush) and the corresponding verbs are employed in connection with the cover of the body for warmth or reasons of modesty. Extensive use is also made of… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • modest — adjective 1 unwilling to talk proudly about your abilities and achievements (+ about): He was always surprisingly modest about his role in the Everest expedition. 2 not very big, expensive etc, especially less big, expensive etc than you would… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • modest — adjective 1) she was modest about her poetry Syn: self effacing, self deprecating, humble, unpretentious, unassuming, unostentatious; shy, bashful, self conscious, diffident, reserved, reticent, coy Ant …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • modest — adjective 1) she was modest about her poetry Syn: humble, self deprecating, self effacing, unassuming, shy, diffident, reserved, coy 2) modest success Syn: moderate, fair, limited …   Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

  • modest — adjective Etymology: Latin modestus moderate; akin to Latin modus measure Date: 1565 1. a. placing a moderate estimate on one s abilities or worth b. neither bold nor self assertive ; tending toward diffidence 2. arising from or characteristic of …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • modest — /ˈmɒdəst / (say moduhst) adjective 1. having or showing a moderate or humble estimate of one s merits, importance, etc.; free from vanity, egotism, boastfulness, or great pretensions. 2. free from ostentation or showy extravagance: a modest house …  

  • modest — mod·est || mÉ‘dɪst / mÉ’ adj. humble, unpretentious, unassuming; moderate; simple, limited; decent or appropriate in thought or dress; not provocatively dressed …   English contemporary dictionary


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