immodest


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im·mod·est

 (ĭ-mŏd′ĭst)
adj.
1. Not conforming to traditional sexual mores; indecent: an immodest bathing suit.
2. Boastful or arrogant: an immodest claim of success.
3.
a. Immoderate, as in size or quantity: immodest wealth.
b. Pretentious or ostentatious: immodest furnishings.

[Latin immodestus : in-, not; see in-1 + modestus, moderate, modest; see med- in Indo-European roots.]

im·mod′est·ly adv.
im·mod′es·ty n.

immodest

(ɪˈmɒdɪst)
adj
1. indecent, esp with regard to sexual propriety; improper
2. bold, impudent, or shameless
imˈmodestly adv
imˈmodesty n

im•mod•est

(ɪˈmɒd ɪst)

adj.
1. indecent; shameless.
2. forward; impudent.
[1560–70; < Latin]
im•mod′est•ly, adv.
im•mod′es•ty, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.immodest - having or showing an exaggerated opinion of your importance, ability, etc; "brash immodest boasting"
domineering - tending to domineer
proud - feeling self-respect or pleasure in something by which you measure your self-worth; or being a reason for pride; "proud parents"; "proud of his accomplishments"; "a proud moment"; "proud to serve his country"; "a proud name"; "proud princes"
disrespectful - exhibiting lack of respect; rude and discourteous; "remarks disrespectful of the law"; "disrespectful in the presence of his parents"; "disrespectful toward his teacher"
modest - marked by simplicity; having a humble opinion of yourself; "a modest apartment"; "too modest to wear his medals"
2.immodest - offending against sexual mores in conduct or appearance
indecent - offensive to good taste especially in sexual matters; "an earthy but not indecent story"; "an indecent gesture"
modest - not offensive to sexual mores in conduct or appearance

immodest

adjective
2. shameless, forward, brazen, fresh (informal), bold, pushy (informal), impudent, brass-necked (Brit. informal), bold as brass, unblushing He could be ungraciously immodest about his abilities.

immodest

adjective
Not in keeping with conventional mores:
Idiom: out of line.
Translations
غَيْر مُتَواضِع، قليل الحَياء
neslušný
dristigublufærdig
neskroman
szerénytelen
ósvífinn, dónalegur
nekukliainekuklumasnekuklus
nekautrīgs
arsızterbiyesizutanmaz

immodest

[ɪˈmɒdɪst] ADJ (= indecent) [behaviour] → indecoroso, impúdico; [dress] → poco recatado; [claim, statement] → poco modesto, presuntuoso

immodest

[ɪˈmɒdɪst] adj
(= rude) → indécent(e)
Breast feeding in public may seem immodest to some people → Allaiter en public peut sembler indécent à certains.
(= boastful) [person] → prétentieux/euse, qui manque de modestie
it would be immodest to ... → il serait prétentieux de ..., ce serait manquer de modestie que de ...
He said it might be immodest for him to quote the next two lines of the review → Il a dit qu'il serait prétentieux de sa part de citer les deux lignes suivantes de cette critique., Il a dit que ce serait manquer de modestie que de citer les deux lignes suivantes de cette critique.

immodest

adjunbescheiden; (= indecent)unanständig

immodest

[ɪˈmɒdɪst] adj (indecent) → indecente; (boastful) → immodesto/a

immodest

(iˈmodist) adjective
shameless or indecent; not modest.
imˈmodestly adverb
imˈmodesty noun
References in classic literature ?
Such a course as this might be immodest in another; but I have devoted upward of nine full weeks, first and last, to a careful and critical study of this tongue, and thus have acquired a confidence in my ability to reform it which no mere superficial culture could have conferred upon me.
Here one curses her and calls her capricious, fickle, and immodest, there another condemns her as frail and frivolous; this pardons and absolves her, that spurns and reviles her; one extols her beauty, another assails her character, and in short all abuse her, and all adore her, and to such a pitch has this general infatuation gone that there are some who complain of her scorn without ever having exchanged a word with her, and even some that bewail and mourn the raging fever of jealousy, for which she never gave anyone cause, for, as I have already said, her misconduct was known before her passion.
Like all strong men, he drove down his emotions to the depths of his heart; thinking perhaps, as simple characters are apt to think, that there was something immodest in unveiling griefs when human language cannot render their depths and may only rouse the mockery of those who do not comprehend them.
It offended him both as a lawyer and as a lover of the sane and customary sides of life, to whom the fanciful was the immodest.
Crutchley's tongs and a discarded hair-net, I was able to produce an almost immodest fringe.
It was not, however, what would have been called an immodest glance, for the young girl's eyes were singularly honest and fresh.
On the contrary, she would have expressed the prettiest surprise and disapprobation if she had heard that another young lady had been detected in that immodest prematureness--indeed, would probably have disbelieved in its possibility.
She stole a glance at Martin, who was busy putting the boat about on the other tack, and she could have hated him for having made her do an immodest and shameful thing.
Immodest, however, is the night-watchman; immodestly he carrieth his horn.
There was nothing wild, nothing immodest in her manner: it was quiet and self- controlled, a little melancholy and a little touched by suspicion; not exactly the manner of a lady, and, at the same time, not the manner of a woman in the humblest rank of life.
All possible care, however, has been taken to give no lewd ideas, no immodest turns in the new dressing up of this story; no, not to the worst parts of her expressions.
I've lived through her pregnancy and the birth of baby North West, I've seen almost every inch of her body including her latest, most immodest, posting on Twitter West of her undeniably huge, eclipseinducing rear.