1. having or showing an exaggerated opinion of your importance, ability, etc
; - Example: "brash immodest boasting"
2. offending against sexual mores in conduct or appearance
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Immodest \Im*mod"est\, a. [F. immodeste, L. immodestus
immoderate; pref. im- not + modestus modest. See Modest.]
1. Not limited to due bounds; immoderate.
2. Not modest; wanting in the reserve or restraint which
decorum and decency require; indecent; indelicate;
obscene; lewd; as, immodest persons, behavior, words,
Immodest deeds you hinder to be wrought,
But we proscribe the least immodest thought.
Syn: Indecorous; indelicate; shameless; shameful; impudent;
indecent; impure; unchaste; lewd; obscene.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: having or showing an exaggerated opinion of your
importance, ability, etc; "brash immodest boasting" [ant:
2: offending against sexual mores in conduct or appearance [ant:
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
61 Moby Thesaurus words for "immodest":
aggressively self-confident, arrogant, bawdy, biggety, bold, brash,
brazen, brazenfaced, bumptious, cheeky, chesty, coarse, cocky,
conceited, dirty, disrespectful, exhibitionistic, flagrant,
forward, fresh, impertinent, improper, impudent, indecent,
indecorous, indelicate, insolent, know-it-all, lascivious, lewd,
loose, notorious, obscene, obtrusive, overwise, peacockish,
peacocky, perk, perky, pert, presumptuous, provocative, puffed up,
revealing, self-conceited, self-opinionated, sexy, shameful,
shameless, smart-alecky, smutty, stuck-up, swelled-headed,
titillating, unabashed, unashamed, unblushing, unembarrassed,
unmodest, unrestrained, wanton
The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906):
IMMODEST, adj. Having a strong sense of one's own merit, coupled with
a feeble conception of worth in others.
There was once a man in Ispahan
Ever and ever so long ago,
And he had a head, the phrenologists said,
That fitted him for a show.
For his modesty's bump was so large a lump
(Nature, they said, had taken a freak)
That its summit stood far above the wood
Of his hair, like a mountain peak.
So modest a man in all Ispahan,
Over and over again they swore --
So humble and meek, you would vainly seek;
None ever was found before.
Meantime the hump of that awful bump
Into the heavens contrived to get
To so great a height that they called the wight
The man with the minaret.
There wasn't a man in all Ispahan
Prouder, or louder in praise of his chump:
With a tireless tongue and a brazen lung
He bragged of that beautiful bump
Till the Shah in a rage sent a trusty page
Bearing a sack and a bow-string too,
And that gentle child explained as he smiled:
"A little present for you."
The saddest man in all Ispahan,
Sniffed at the gift, yet accepted the same.
"If I'd lived," said he, "my humility
Had given me deathless fame!"