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Immodest


IMMOD'EST, adjective [Latin immodestus; in and modestus, modest. See the latter.]

1. Literally, not limited to due bounds. Hence, in a general sense, immoderate; exorbitant, unreasonable; arrogant.

2. Appropriately, wanting in the reserve or restraint which decency requires; wanting in decency and delicacy. It is immodest in decency and delicacy. It is immodest to treat superiors with the familiarity that is customary among equals.

3. Wanting in chastity; unchaste; lewd; as an immodest female.

4. Impure; indelicate; as an immodest thought.

5. Obscene; as an immodest word.