- not modest in conduct, utterance, etc.; indecent; shameless.
- not modest in assertion or pretension; forward; impudent.
Origin of immodest
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2. vain, exaggerated, inflated.
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Examples from the Web for immodesty
The clean soldiers are too polite to tell you how you smell to them, but their faces reveal the immodesty of it.Whatever You Do Someone Will Die. A Short Story About Impossible Choices in Iraq
Nathan Bradley Bethea
August 31, 2014
He believes this immodesty hurts women, and proves the university has lost any mission it once had.Yale Classmates Say Nathan Harden Gets Yale and Sex All Wrong
Kathryn Olivarius, Claire Gordon
August 24, 2012
Their scantiness of raiment, it is pleaded in their behalf, is due in no sense to immodesty.East of Suez
Frederic Courtland Penfield
In spite of this paucity of clothing, there was not the least immodesty in their bearing.Celebrated Travels and Travellers
Perhaps it is this immodesty on its part that prevents your liking it.Faces in the Fire
Frank W. Boreham
Is there any relation between the nude in art and immodesty?Self Knowledge and Guide to Sex Instruction
T. W. Shannon
The immodesty of the thing appalled her, but the desire remained.
- indecent, esp with regard to sexual propriety; improper
- bold, impudent, or shameless
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Word Origin and History for immodesty
1590s, from Latin immodestia "intemperate conduct," from immodestus (see immodest).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper