overmodest


Also found in: Thesaurus.

overmodest

(ˌəʊvəˈmɒdɪst)
adj
extremely modest
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.overmodest - affectedly modest or shy especially in a playful or provocative way
modest - not offensive to sexual mores in conduct or appearance
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
Translations
References in periodicals archive ?
Sometimes Nichols appears too ready to take at face value Ravel's overmodest words on his own output.
The other fear referred to--perhaps more fairly called an overmodest apology--seems implicit in the author's statement that, if his somewhat complex conclusion, or "view," is rejected, then "I do not think that the arguments this essay, or any arguments which have come to my notice outside it, are of very great importance." This strikes the present reviewer as a quite unjustified insistence that the essay's only value lies in the complete acceptability of its theoretical conclusions.
This remarkable historian is overmodest. It is a characteristic of his originality to make his work appear simple.