immodest

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adjective im·mod·est \ (ˌ)i(m)-ˈmä-dəst \

Definition of immodest

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

immodestly

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immodesty

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Examples of immodest in a Sentence

  1. Although it might sound immodest of me to say so, I am very proud of what we have accomplished.

  2. an immodest proposal for altering the town's traditional character by an uppity newcomer at his first town meeting

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Origin and Etymology of immodest

Latin immodestus, from in- + modestus modest


IMMODEST Defined for English Language Learners

immodest

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Definition of immodest for English Language Learners

  • : 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


IMMODEST Defined for Kids

immodest

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adjective im·mod·est \ i-ˈmä-dəst \

Definition of immodest for Students

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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