Definition of immodest adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ɪˈmɒdɪst//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪˈmɑːdɪst//
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  1. 1(disapproving) having or showing a very high opinion of yourself and your abilities synonym conceited I am immodest enough to think that I played an important part in her decision. See related entries: Proud
  2. 2not considered to be socially acceptable by most people, especially concerning sexual behaviour an immodest dress
  3. opposite modest
    Word Originlate 16th cent.: from French immodeste or Latin immodestus, from in- ‘not’ + modestus ‘keeping due measure’, related to modus ‘measure’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: immodest