immodest immodest

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) having or showing an exaggerated opinion of your importance, ability, etc
  2. (adj) offending against sexual mores in conduct or appearance

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Usage(s):

  1. Unabashed seeking of the Presidency is still considered immodest.
  2. A division between the modest and the immodest was made, and only the modest were allowed by the Swiss Guards to enter.
  3. On the other side of the statement of the Fed is a prospect which, far from being immodest, should cause every intelligent person in the country to shudder.

News

  • How Big Brown's People Nearly Pulled Off Horse Racing's Biggest Scam

    As 95-degree temperatures baked a crowd of nearly 100,000 at the 2008 Belmont Stakes—the hottest June 7 on record—the only person who seemed unfazed was Richard Dutrow Jr., the trainer of Big Brown, an undefeated colt just 12 furlongs from the first Triple Crown in three decades. With history against him, Dutrow remained immodest. It was a foregone conclusion, he said. "He cannot be beat." The ...
    on June 7, 2013     Source: Deadspin

Quotes

  1. "Not to be immodest, but the first one was perfect in almost every sense," Geldof told the latest edition of Time magazine. "Artistically, people seemed to up the ante, and the performances were pretty great across the board. Huge amounts of...
    on Jun 20, 2005 By: Bob Geldof Source: Malaysia Star

  2. Speaking for "Rings," John Rhys-Davies, Gimli in the movie, said, "At the risk of sounding immodest, we deserved this award. This is the most enormous undertaking in film history."
    on Feb 22, 2004 By: John Rhys-Davies Source: CNN

  3. "I don't want to sound immodest, but I think you could make that claim if you wanted to," Kluwe said. "I've broken pretty much all of the records I can so far. And I'm trying to get better every year."
    on Dec 29, 2008 By: Chris Kluwe Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune

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