Definition of immodest in English:

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Pronunciation: /i(m)ˈmädəst/


Lacking humility or decency: she thought Western clothes were ugly and immodest
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  • I know there are many who will disagree, who will say these bare-bellied women are shameless and immodest, but I cannot agree.
  • This was a reaction to the growing diffusion of wigs which attracted attention, and were considered immodest or brazen in both communities.
  • They were dressed no differently from youngsters on the town during Spring break in Daytona Beach: casual slovenliness, shorts, short-shorts, t-shirts, highly immodest tops on the girls.
indecorous, improper, indecent, indelicate, immoral;
forward, bold, brazen, impudent, cheeky, brassy, shameless, loose, wanton
informal fresh, saucy



Pronunciation: /i(m)ˈmädəstlē/
Example sentences
  • So for that reader - or even, he says hopefully, those readers (yes, I am immodestly speaking in the plural) - I wish to pass on the following tantalising and incredibly personal detail.
  • Out on the moors, nature was immodestly ripe, and I was riding the owner's own magnificent animal - Rex, a chestnut part-Arab with an insatiable curiosity in everyone and everything.
  • Among other things, she dresses immodestly, drinks alcohol, and has a close relationship with a man who isn't her husband.


Example sentences
  • ‘Being - forgive me - rather cleverer than most men,’ he tells Harry with uncharacteristic immodesty, ‘my mistakes tend to be correspondingly huger.’
  • Does it prohibit drinking of alcohol, dancing, prostitution, beauty contests and fashion shows, female immodesty in any form, exhibition of films, even television?
  • Their philistine immodesty did not stop there, though.


Late 16th century: from French immodeste or Latin immodestus, from in- 'not' + modestus (see modest).

Words that rhyme with immodest


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Syllabification: im·mod·est

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