Definition of immodest in English:

immodest

adjective

  • Lacking humility or decency.

    ‘she thought Western clothes were ugly and immodest’
    • ‘Without sounding immodest, I have no trouble meeting men because I am quite regularly described as ‘a real looker’ and ‘easy on the eyes.’’
    • ‘At the same time without being immodest, I would say we are the original reformers and nobody can take that away from us.’
    • ‘‘At the risk of sounding immodest, I know that any history of Tamil cinema will be incomplete without at least a few chapters on my work,’ he asserts.’
    • ‘This is a particularly noticeable thing about baboons, or perhaps it is what humans cannot avoid noticing - being so well trained to look down upon such immodest displays.’
    • ‘Her act describes her rejection by strings of men for being too talkative and immodest, for her unwillingness to commit to caring for a potential husband's ailing mother, and, worst of all, for being a comedian.’
    • ‘It seemed like an immodest thing to admit, but I thought, ‘Maybe he's right.’’
    • ‘In Victorian England, the sight of an ankle was immodest.’
    • ‘Without being immodest, I have not played a single show where I didn't get close to a standing ovation.’
    • ‘They were dressed no differently from youngsters on the town during Spring break in Daytona Beach: casual slovenliness, shorts, short-shorts, t-shirts, highly immodest tops on the girls.’
    • ‘Let there be everywhere heard the rustling of dancers, the loud, immodest laughter of the theatre; let a succession of the most cruel and the most voluptuous pleasures maintain a perpetual excitement.’
    • ‘I wrote briefly about her execution and my editor sent it back asking for more, but - though it sounds immodest - I think I've got that moment perfectly.’
    • ‘Mine is an immodest, but by no means facetious, proposal.’
    • ‘I worry more than most people about sounding immodest, but in this case, I'm not going to let that bother me, because I feel that we created a template that showed a lot of Hollywood what could be done.’
    • ‘The answer must be that this is a dress not seen as ‘Western’ or immodest, and yet a dress that allows one to go to school or college, and to participate in the work force.’
    • ‘Don't worry - I don't think you need to worry about being immodest.’
    • ‘The standard condemnation of people who use ‘I’ too much is that they're too egocentric or immodest.’
    • ‘There's an immodest bather, drunkards, a glutton (whose stomach does his talking for him), a fool, a woman, a monk, three choristers and a nun - all with a particular story to impart.’
    • ‘If you know anything at all about the tastes of the tsars - think of the Fabergé eggs and you're there - you will understand already how spectacularly immodest the factory's output was.’
    • ‘I know there are many who will disagree, who will say these bare-bellied women are shameless and immodest, but I cannot agree.’
    • ‘This was a reaction to the growing diffusion of wigs which attracted attention, and were considered immodest or brazen in both communities.’
    indecorous, Improper, indecent, indelicate, indiscreet, immoral
    forward, bold, brazen, impudent, unblushing, unchaste, unvirtuous, shameless, loose, wanton
    fresh, cheeky, naughty, saucy
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Origin

Late 16th century: from French immodeste or Latin immodestus, from in- not + modestus (see modest).

Pronunciation:

immodest

/i(m)ˈmädəst/