overmodest

adjective over·mod·est \ ˌō-vər-ˈmä-dəst \

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

overmodestly

adverb
    • … the outhouse was … overmodestly masked with vines and lattice …
    • —Sinclair Lewis

overmodesty

play \ˌō-vər-ˈmä-də-stē\ noun
    • If "Africa" has a flaw, it is that Mr. Ungar errs on the side of overmodesty.
    • —Xan Smiley

First Known Use of overmodest

1648

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