Definition of overmodest
- an overmodest young man
- is overmodest about her accomplishments
- Alexander Graham Bell was overmodest when he predicted: "One day there would be a telephone in every American city."
- —The Guardian
- … the outhouse was … overmodestly masked with vines and lattice …
- —Sinclair Lewis
overmodestyplay \ˌō-vər-ˈmä-də-stē\ noun
- If "Africa" has a flaw, it is that Mr. Ungar errs on the side of overmodesty.
- —Xan Smiley