immodesty

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n immodesty the perverse act of exposing and attracting attention to your own genitals
    • n immodesty the trait of being vain and conceited
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Immodesty Lack of modesty, delicacy, or decent reserve; indecency. "A piece of immodesty ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n immodesty Want of modesty
    • n immodesty Forwardness; arrogance or want of proper reserve.
    • n immodesty Indecency; indelicacy; unchastity.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Immodesty want of modesty
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. immodestia,: cf. F. immodestie,

Usage

In literature:

He had already been guilty of an immodesty.
"Robert Falconer" by George MacDonald
Out of it he created for himself a conscience, and clothes, and immodesty, and a hereafter, and a soul.
"Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete" by Albert Bigelow Paine
Instinctively proud of her beauty, she hated the slightest covering, and ran and frisked about my house with daring and unconscious immodesty.
"The Works of Guy de Maupassant, Volume III (of 8)" by Guy de Maupassant
Alas for the immodesty of women!
"The Letters of Cassiodorus" by Cassiodorus (AKA Magnus Aurelius Cassiodorus Senator)
The girl will be taught modesty or immodesty, truth or falsehood; the lad will be taught honour or dishonour, simplicity or affectation.
"Thackeray" by Anthony Trollope
She praised the various parts of her beauty with frank immodesty.
"Woman Triumphant" by Vicente Blasco IbaƱez
Out of doors women in the cities look very different to what they do indoors, and cannot be accused of any outward immodesty.
"Across Coveted Lands" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
If I may say so of myself without immodesty, I am a rapid and assured workman.
"The Making Of A Novelist" by David Christie Murray
They would not bare the body below the waist and were shocked at his immodesty because he was not so scrupulous.
"Folkways" by William Graham Sumner
Except for his immodesty he is said not to have possessed a single quality that should distinguish an actor.
"The Apologia and Florida of Apuleius of Madaura" by Lucius Apuleius
Their scantiness of raiment, it is pleaded in their behalf, is due in no sense to immodesty.
"East of Suez" by Frederic Courtland Penfield
What has a poet of Whitman's aims to do with decency or indecency, with modesty or immodesty?
"Whitman" by John Burroughs
She'll keep it as a proof of your immodesty.
"The Spoils of Poynton" by Henry James
In all things it seemed that her modesty was a conscious immodesty held in restraint.
"A Yankee from the West" by Opie Read
We can scarcely credit the impurity and immodesty of the theatrical exhibitions.
"History of the Intellectual Development of Europe, Volume II (of 2)" by John William Draper
I trust that I may, without immodesty, claim to be put on the same footing as the Zulu.
"Essays Upon Some Controverted Questions" by Thomas H. Huxley
I assure you there are British authors who are quite reconciled to the immodesty of newspaper puffs.
"Masterman and Son" by W. J. Dawson
The blush on the face of Desire at the consciousness of its own immodesty.
"The Roycroft Dictionary" by Elbert Hubbard
Republic, a Venetian lady may show one-half of her bosom and no more, and there is no immodesty in the proceeding.
"Fifty Contemporary One-Act Plays" by Various
As to her immodesty, opinions got very hot.
"The Letters of William James, Vol. II" by William James
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In poetry:

My friends you see haue thought it not amisse,
To praise my booke, yet you besides all this,
Looke that it should commend it selfe: now fie,
That were an arrogant immodestie.
"Author Ad Lectorem" by John Heath

In news:

Airport Immodesty Found Blameless .
Foreigners' immodesty seen as eroding values.
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