overmodest

adjective
over·​mod·​est | \ ˌō-vər-ˈmä-dəst How to pronounce overmodest (audio) \

Definition of overmodest

: excessively modest 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

Other Words from overmodest

overmodestly adverb
… the outhouse was … overmodestly masked with vines and lattice … — Sinclair Lewis
overmodesty \ ˌō-​vər-​ˈmä-​də-​stē How to pronounce overmodesty (audio) \ noun
If "Africa" has a flaw, it is that Mr. Ungar errs on the side of overmodesty. — Xan Smiley

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1648, in the meaning defined above

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“Overmodest.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overmodest. Accessed 29 May. 2020.

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