控えめ, 控え目, 控目, ひかえめ

  • hikaeme

Definition of 控えめ,控え目,控目,ひかえめ

adjectival nouns or quasi-adjectives (keiyodoshi), noun (common) (futsuumeishi), nouns which may take the genitive case particle `no'

  • moderate
  • reserved
  • conservative
  • humble
  • mild-mannered
  • self-effacing
  • unassuming
  • well-behaved
  • low-key
  • temperate
  • in small quantities

Examples of 控えめ,控え目,控目,ひかえめ in a Sentence

意見控え目である
He is humble about his opinion.
He's quite humble man in spite of all he's achieved.
After winning the Nobel prize, she remained as modest as ever.
に対する評価は、ひかえ目に言って少し高いよ。
Your estimation of him is a little high, to say the least.
控え目言って倹約家
He is frugal, to say the least of it.
The political situation was, to say the least, extremely unstable during the next ten years of his reign.
The manager implied that a modest man was suitable for the position.
それは控え目に言ってるよ。
That's putting it mildly.
He has too many interests, to put it mildly.
He was rather careless to say the least.
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