Origin of immodest
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|DAILY BEAST
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|DAILY BEAST
Refined women condemn the immodesty with which strangers are introduced into the sanctuary of marriage.The Physiology of Marriage, Complete|Honore de Balzac
Was she, indeed, of marriageable age, and in permitting her to go abroad was there even a suspicion of immodesty?A Noble Queen (Volume II of III)|Philip Meadows Taylor
An immodest act is declared to be modest because Heloisa had committed a previous act of immodesty.The Works of Alexander Pope, Volume 2 (of 10)|Alexander Pope
The Priscillianists were accused, like the Manichans, of obscene doctrines, of religious nakedness and immodesty.A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 10 (of 10)|Franois-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
To soften its immodesty still further, Marie threw a gauze scarf over her shoulders, left bare and far too low by the red drapery.The Chouans|Honore de Balzac
1590s, from Latin immodestia "intemperate conduct," from immodestus (see 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.