[ ih-mod-ist ]
See synonyms for: immodestimmodestlyimmodesty on

  1. not modest in conduct, utterance, etc.; indecent; shameless.

  2. 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

Other words for immodest

Other words from immodest

  • im·mod·est·ly, adverb
  • im·mod·es·ty, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use immodest in a sentence

  • The school of the Rabbi Shammai said, "A man must not repudiate his wife unless he find in her actual immodesty."

    Folkways | William Graham Sumner
  • They would not bare the body below the waist and were shocked at his immodesty because he was not so scrupulous.

    Folkways | William Graham Sumner

British Dictionary definitions for immodest


/ (ɪˈmɒdɪst) /

  1. indecent, esp with regard to sexual propriety; improper

  2. bold, impudent, or shameless

Derived forms of immodest

  • immodestly, adverb
  • immodesty, noun

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