[ ih-mod-ist ]
/ ɪˈmɒd ɪst /


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 forms

im·mod·est·ly, adverbim·mod·es·ty, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for immodest


/ (ɪˈmɒdɪst) /


indecent, esp with regard to sexual propriety; improper
bold, impudent, or shameless

Derived Forms

immodestly, adverbimmodesty, noun
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