Definition of immodest
: not modest; specifically : not conforming to the sexual mores of a particular time or place
immodestyplay \(ˌ)i(m)-ˈmä-də-stē\ noun
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 of immodest from the Web
This relieves a generous soul like coach Steve Kerr of needing to be immodest or arrogant, avoiding any sort of fuss that would cause anyone to pay further attention to them.
Mr. Almqvist said, which means immodest shavings of truffles and tender lobster spoon-fed to diners by the chef himself.
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Origin and Etymology of immodest
Latin immodestus, from in- + modestus modest
First Known Use: 1550See Words from the same year
IMMODEST Defined for English Language Learners
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
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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