American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Lacking modesty.
- adj. Offending against sexual mores in conduct or appearance; indecent: a bathing suit considered immodest by the local people.
- adj. Not properly restrained in expression or self-assertion; boastful: immodest claims in advertising and promotion.
- adj. Arrogant.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Not modest as regards one's pretension or assertions; forward; arrogant.
- Not modest in conduct, utterance, or significance; wanting delicacy or propriety; especially, showing lewdness of thought or feeling; indelicate; indecent.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Not limited to due bounds; immoderate.
- adj. Not modest; wanting in the reserve or restraint which decorum and decency require; indecent; indelicate; obscene; lewd.
- adj. offending against sexual mores in conduct or appearance
- adj. having or showing an exaggerated opinion of your importance, ability, etc
- Latin immodestus : in-, not; see in-1 + modestus, moderate, modest; see med- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“We don't want the girls coming in immodest clothing.”
“If the home, dubbed Howard Hall by visiting friends from Montana, were not showing some of its 106 years, it could fairly be described as immodest.”
“A member of the Modesty Patrol, a group of ultra-Orthodox men working to eradicate so-called immodest behavior in Haredi areas, has detailed in a rare interview an organization that enjoys the support of rabbis and the police." thanks Rakia”
“At one point, as if to continue the triple "Sanctus, Sanctus, Sanctus" repeated on three different lines, you saw three ferocious figures with human heads, two of which were bent, one downward and one upward, to join in a kiss you would not have hesitated to call immodest if you were not persuaded that a profound, even if not evident, spiritual meaning must surely have justified that illustration at that point.”
“There was a good deal of splashing and horse-play, but nothing you could call immodest, though my fair skin came in for an amount of attention I had to get used to.”
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“The party outlawed pornography and cracked down on "immodest" clothing, enforcing a fashion for sexless quilted suits.”
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