not modest in conduct, utterance, etc.; indecent; shameless.
not modest in assertion or pretension; forward; impudent.

Origin of immodest

First recorded in 1560–70, immodest is from the Latin word immodestus unrestrained, immoderate. See im-2, modest
Related formsim·mod·est·ly, adverbim·mod·es·ty, noun

Synonyms for immodest Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for immodest

Contemporary Examples of immodest

  • Initially, studios rejected the idea of adapting Bond for the screen not on account of his immodest sexuality, not is bloodlust.

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Historical Examples of immodest

British Dictionary definitions for immodest



indecent, esp with regard to sexual propriety; improper
bold, impudent, or shameless
Derived Formsimmodestly, adverbimmodesty, noun
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Word Origin and History for immodest

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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