follow Dictionary.com

Denotation vs. Connotation

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 of immodest
1560-1570
1560-70; < Latin immodestus unrestrained, immoderate. See im-2, modest
Related forms
immodestly, adverb
immodesty, noun
Synonyms
2. vain, exaggerated, inflated.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for immodest
Contemporary Examples
Historical Examples
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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for immodest

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for immodest

13
15
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for immodest