im·​mod·​est | \ (ˌ)i(m)-ˈmä-dəst How to pronounce immodest (audio) \

Definition of immodest

: not modest specifically : not conforming to the sexual mores of a particular time or place

Other Words from immodest

immodestly adverb
immodesty \ (ˌ)i(m)-​ˈmä-​də-​stē How to pronounce immodest (audio) \ noun

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Examples of immodest in a Sentence

Although it might sound immodest of me to say so, I am very proud of what we have accomplished. an immodest proposal for altering the town's traditional character by an uppity newcomer at his first town meeting
Recent Examples on the Web All basic human needs seem to have taken a back seat, and more immodest desires have evaporated. Vogue, 2 Mar. 2022 The Kremlin says his annual income is about $140,000 — not an immodest figure in Russia, though hardly one that could keep Putin sporting his rotation of luxury watches. Julia Horowitz, CNN, 1 Mar. 2022 His priest once walked into his theater and pointed at the posters on the wall, calling each one demonic and immodest. Keith Bierygolick, The Enquirer, 13 Aug. 2021 In some religions and cultures, there is certainly an expectation that a woman uncovered is an immodest woman. Peggy Drexler, CNN, 26 May 2021 One admittedly immodest proposal is for top colleges to dramatically expand capacity. Ryan Craig, Forbes, 5 Mar. 2021 Excessive drinking, lewd talk, immodest dress and messy personal lives are virtual prerequisites for aspiring housewives — but also contradict the church's conservative strictures. Meredith Blake Los Angeles Times, Star Tribune, 15 Dec. 2020 Excessive drinking, lewd talk, immodest dress and messy personal lives are virtual prerequisites for aspiring housewives — but also contradict the church’s conservative strictures. Meredith Blake Staff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 18 Nov. 2020 Lizzo belongs to a class of women artists—along with Tierra Whack, Megan Thee Stallion, Mitski, Solange, and others—that are working with an extraordinarily immodest aptitude for industry-wide reinvention. Jason Parham, WIRED, 3 July 2019 See More

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First Known Use of immodest

1550, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for immodest

Latin immodestus, from in- + modestus modest

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im·​mod·​est | \ i-ˈmä-dəst How to pronounce immodest (audio) \

Kids Definition of immodest

1 : not proper in thought, conduct, or dress immodest behavior
2 : being vain or showing vanity He was immodest to call himself a hero.

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