Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Not conforming to traditional sexual mores; indecent.
  • adjective Boastful or arrogant.
  • adjective Immoderate, as in size or quantity.
  • adjective Pretentious or ostentatious.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Not limited to due bounds; immoderate.
  • adjective Not modest; wanting in the reserve or restraint which decorum and decency require; indecent; indelicate; obscene; lewd

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Lacking in modesty; shameless.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective offending against sexual mores in conduct or appearance
  • adjective having or showing an exaggerated opinion of your importance, ability, etc

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Latin immodestus : in-, not; see in– + modestus, moderate, modest; see med- in Indo-European roots.]

Examples

  • If these feminists want to raise their daughters by letting them loose on the street in immodest clothes, then I say, they are the parents, they can do as they like with their own daughters, but let the ones who want to raise them differently, accompaniy them when they see fit.

    Protecting Our Daughters

  • Dharma's salespeople are very helpful if you have any questions, and their catalog (warning: does have photos of girls in immodest garments - they sell lots of halter tops, etc.) cracks me up with its ironic asides.

    Dyeing Day

  • We don't want the girls coming in immodest clothing.

    Archive 2005-09-01

  • We don't want the girls coming in immodest clothing.

    What are Family Values

  • 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.

    MY EMPIRE OF DIRT

  • 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.

    MY EMPIRE OF DIRT

  • 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.

    MY EMPIRE OF DIRT

  • 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.

    MY EMPIRE OF DIRT

  • "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

    Wednesday, August 20, 2008

  • "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

    Sunday, August 31, 2008

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