immodest

[ ih-mod-ist ]
/ ɪˈmɒd ɪst /

adjective

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

Nearby words

  1. immobilize,
  2. immobilizer,
  3. immoderacy,
  4. immoderate,
  5. immoderation,
  6. immodesty,
  7. immokalee,
  8. immolate,
  9. immolation,
  10. immoral

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

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British Dictionary definitions for immodest

immodest

/ (ɪˈmɒdɪst) /

adjective

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

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.

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