overmodest overmodest


  • (adj) affectedly modest or shy especially in a playful or provocative way



  1. Redlich was being overmodest; the appointment was as much a tribute to his personal qualities.
  2. Guys's estimate of his work was overmodest.
  3. In 1795 Artist Peale had struck the first blow for the artists, heroically stripped to the skin when an overmodest baker, hired as a model, refused to take off his breeches.
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