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1  —as in:
immodest as it sounds
Definition vain or conceited (an exaggerated opinion of self-confidence or importance)
  • I hope I don't sound immodest, but I am very good at my work.
immodest = vain or conceited
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • I hope I don't sound immodest, but I'm a better leader than she is.
  • We call this land of ours Great— Britain, and there may be those who believe this a somewhat immodest practice.
    Kazuo Ishiguro  --  The Remains of the Day
  • immodest = vain or conceited
  • Cabbage basked in his son's fame, but Kathryn—closer to her son in temperament—worried about appearing immodest.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
immodest = vain or conceited

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2  —as in:
immodest dress
Definition considered improper — especially too sexually suggestive which is typically said of clothing
  • She was sent home from school for dressing too immodestly.
immodestly = in a sexually suggestive manner
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • Her parents were embarrassed by her suggestive attire and immodest dancing.
  • immodest = sexually suggestive
  • She was embarrassed by his immodest dancing.
  • immodest = sexually suggestive
  • She encouraged women to adopt the "bloomer," a baggy-legged pant worn beneath a knee-length skirt that would not in any way be considered immodest today.
    Meg Cabot  --  Queen of Babble
  • immodest = sexually suggestive
  • Mother listened for a moment, chewing her lip, then threw her hands in the air and said that she'd had no idea the costume would be so immodest.
    Tara Westover  --  Educated
  • immodest = improperly sexually suggestive
  • They weren't, not technically, but I knew why I wanted them—for my body, so it would be noticed—and that seemed immodest even if the clothes were not.
    Tara Westover  --  Educated
  • immodest = improper
  • I took them off immediately, feeling that somehow they were immodest.
    Tara Westover  --  Educated
  • immodest = improperly sexually suggestive
  • It was, he submitted, too short, too low, too immodestly thin, and much too expensive.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Babbitt
  • immodestly = improperly
  • It claimed to teach dance, but instead it taught immodesty, promiscuity.
    Tara Westover  --  Educated
  • immodesty = improper sexually suggestive behavior
  • 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.
    Robert Louis Stevenson  --  Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
immodest = improper

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