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  • n. the state of being immodest
  • n. a lack of modesty

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Lack of modesty, delicacy, or decent reserve; indecency.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Want of modesty
  • n. Forwardness; arrogance or want of proper reserve.
  • n. Indecency; indelicacy; unchastity.

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

  • n. the perverse act of exposing and attracting attention to your own genitals
  • n. the trait of being vain and conceited


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  • The result of his immodesty has been a persistent hunger for offices that most people thought beyond his abilities.


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