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

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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
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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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The first known use of immodest was in 1550

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13 Mar 2021

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“Immodest.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Apr. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of immodest

: having or showing a high or too high opinion of yourself or your worth
of clothing : showing a lot of your body in a way that is considered improper


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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