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Related to immodesty: demureness


1. Not conforming to traditional sexual mores; indecent: an immodest bathing suit.
2. Boastful or arrogant: an immodest claim of success.
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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.immodesty - the trait of being vain and conceited
indecency - the quality of being indecent
modesty, modestness - freedom from vanity or conceit
2.immodesty - the perverse act of exposing and attracting attention to your own genitals
paraphilia - abnormal sexual activity
عَدم تَواضُع، قِلَّة حَياء
ókurteisi; dónaskapur


[ɪˈmɒdɪstɪ] N (= indecency) [of behaviour] → falta f de decoro, impudicia f; [of dress] → falta f de recato; (= boastfulness) → falta f de modestia, presunción f


nUnbescheidenheit f; (= indecency)Unanständigkeit f


[ɪˈmɒdɪstɪ] n (see adj) → indecenza, immodestia


(iˈmodist) adjective
shameless or indecent; not modest.
imˈmodestly adverb
imˈmodesty noun
References in classic literature ?
Now I feel like myself again, and I may say without immodesty that my body is stuffed with the loveliest oat-straw in all Oz.
All this was of such incredible immodesty, of such monstrous effrontery, that D'Artagnan could scarcely believe what he saw or what he heard.
But, woe is me, I now comprehend what has made thee give so little heed to what thou owest to thyself; it must have been some freedom of mine, for I will not call it immodesty, as it did not proceed from any deliberate intention, but from some heedlessness such as women are guilty of through inadvertence when they think they have no occasion for reserve.
The "Milwaukee School" sold readers an "aphrodisiac" fantasy that they were eager to consume--not in spite of the fact that they were marooned in bricks-and-beer towns, but perhaps precisely for that reason (Dana, "The Immodesty of Certain Female Poets").
It is intensely uncomfortable wearing an 18-inch corset and six-inch heels while smiling - Immodesty Blaize, the so-called Queen of Burlesque, admitting that she "suffers for her art
THEIR vacuity is matched only by their discourtesy, immodesty and aggression and the pleasure they take in their own ignorance.
So she decided, with immodesty befitting one of the world's richest women, that her estate would go toward ``the improvement of humanity,'' as her will said.
Although it was well known that she seduced her uncle, once she gained power through her marriage to him, "there was sternness and generally arrogance in public," and "no sort of immodesty at home, unless it conduced to power" ("Nihil impudicum, nisi dominationi expediret" - emphasis added).
ON TOUR (15) VERDICT: IF, LIKE me, you've already seen Immodesty Blaize in Burlesque Undressed and Cher in Burlesque within the last 12 months, then the last thing you might want to see is a rather episodic Gallic movie about.
HE comes from the same school of immodesty as Cristiano Ronaldo, but Nani is justifying his self-proclaimed status as one of the best players in the world.
Appearing on the Jonathan Ross show on Friday night to talk about her split with husband Peter Andre will set a new low in immodesty.
Comics Jo Brand, Dara O'Briain and Dylan Moran and seductive burlesque beauty Immodesty Blaize will entertain the evening crowds.