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immodest

[ih-mod-ist] /ɪˈmɒd ɪst/
adjective
1.
not modest in conduct, utterance, etc.; indecent; shameless.
2.
not modest in assertion or pretension; forward; impudent.
Origin
1560-1570
1560-70; < Latin immodestus unrestrained, immoderate. See im-2, modest
Related forms
immodestly, adverb
immodesty, noun
Synonyms
2. vain, exaggerated, inflated.
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Examples from the web for immodest
  • Having done so they go on their way, shrieking out their loose songs and dancing immodest dances.
  • Gambling, gossip and immodest dress are out of the question.
  • Excessively provocative, immodest or revealing attire is reason to deny visiting.
  • It is an immodest claim that each discipline teaches well but broadly from life.
  • Please excuse me if this appears immodest, it is intended to be prideful of our staff.
British Dictionary definitions for immodest

immodest

/ɪˈmɒdɪst/
adjective
1.
indecent, esp with regard to sexual propriety; improper
2.
bold, impudent, or shameless
Derived Forms
immodestly, adverb
immodesty, noun
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Word Origin and History for immodest
adj.

1560s, "arrogant, impudent, pretentious," from Latin immodestus "unrestrained, excessive," from assimilated form of in- "not, opposite of" (see in- (1)) + modestus (see modest). Meaning "indecent" is from 1580s. Related: immodestly.

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