overmodest :

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  • s  affectedly modest or shy especially in a playful or provocative way

  • Redlich was being overmodest; the appointment was as much a tribute to his personal qualities.
  • That is an innocuous enough statement, although perhaps overmodest, since, according to the newest indictment, the sort of consulting that brought Hubbell hundreds of thousands of .
  • Guys's estimate of his work was overmodest.

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