immodest

  • 1 Immodest — Im*mod est, a. [F. immodeste, L. immodestus immoderate; pref. im not + modestus modest. See {Modest}.] 1. Not limited to due bounds; immoderate. [1913 Webster] 2. Not modest; wanting in the reserve or restraint which decorum and decency require;… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Immodest — (v. lat.), unbescheiden; daher Immodestie, Unbescheidenheit …

    Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • 3 immodest — index brazen, flagrant, improper, inflated (vain), lascivious, lewd, obscene, orgulous …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 immodest — (adj.) 1560s, arrogant, impudent, pretentious, from L. immodestus unrestrained, excessive, from assimilated form of in not, opposite of (see IN (Cf. in ) (1)) + modestus (see MODEST (Cf. modest)). Meaning indecent is from 1580s. Related:… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 immodest — [adj] shameless bawdy, bold, brazen, coarse, depraved, forward, indecent, lewd, obscene, revealing, risqué, unashamed, unchaste, unseemly; concepts 401,545 …

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  • 6 immodest — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ not humble, decent, or decorous. DERIVATIVES immodestly adverb immodesty noun …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 immodest — [i mäd′ist] adj. [L immodestus, excessive, immoderate: see IN 2 & MODEST] not modest; specif., a) not decorous; indecent b) not shy or humble; bold; forward immodestly adv. immodesty n …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 immodest — adj. immodest to + inf. (it was immodest of me to say that) * * * [ɪ mɒdɪst] immodest to + inf. (it was immodest of me to say that) …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 9 immodest — im|mod|est [ıˈmɔdıst US ıˈma: ] adj 1.) having a very high opinion of yourself and your abilities, and not embarrassed about telling people how clever you are ≠ ↑modest ▪ Webb was an immodest publicist of his own achievements. 2.) clothes that… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 10 immodest — im|mod|est [ ı madəst ] adjective 1. ) someone who is immodest thinks that they are very good or smart and likes to talk about their achievements 2. ) immodest behavior may shock people because it involves or refers to sex a ) immodest clothing… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 11 immodest — [[t]ɪmɒ̱dɪst[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n If you describe someone s behaviour as immodest, you mean that it shocks or embarrasses you because you think that it is rude. 2) ADJ GRADED: usu v link ADJ (disapproval) If you say that someone is… …

    English dictionary

  • 12 immodest — UK [ɪˈmɒdɪst] / US [ɪˈmɑdəst] adjective 1) a) formal immodest behaviour may shock people because it involves or refers to sex b) immodest clothing may shock people because it shows parts of the body that are usually covered 2) someone who is… …

    English dictionary

  • 13 immodest — adjective 1 having a very high opinion of yourself and your abilities, and not embarrassed about telling people how clever you are etc opposite modest (1) 2 old fashioned behaviour or clothes that are immodest may embarrass or offend people… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 immodest — adjective the deputy minister complained that the dance was too immodest for the memorial ceremony Syn: indecorous, improper, indecent, indelicate, immoral; forward, bold, brazen, impudent, shameless, loose, wanton; informal fresh, cheeky, saucy …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 15 immodest — adj (immodest, a) ej anspråkslös …

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  • 16 immodest — adjective Etymology: Latin immodestus, from in + modestus modest Date: 1550 not modest; specifically not conforming to the sexual mores of a particular time or place • immodestly adverb • immodesty noun …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 17 immodest — immodestly, adv. immodesty, n. /i mod ist/, adj. 1. not modest in conduct, utterance, etc.; indecent; shameless. 2. not modest in assertion or pretension; forward; impudent. [1560 70; < L immodestus unrestrained, immoderate. See IM 2, MODEST] Syn …

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  • 18 immodest — adjective lacking in modesty; shameless …

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  • 19 immodest — Synonyms and related words: aggressively self confident, arrogant, bawdy, biggety, bold, brash, brazen, brazenfaced, bumptious, cheeky, chesty, coarse, cocky, conceited, dirty, disrespectful, exhibitionistic, flagrant, forward, fresh, impertinent …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 20 immodest — im|mo|dest Mot Agut Adjectiu variable …

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