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Definition of "overmodest" [o•ver•mod•est]

  • Excessively modest. (adjective) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "overmodest" in a sentence
  • "Lincoln may be being overmodest here: although the book had already sold several thousand copies, none of the other readers seems to have discovered the message."
  • "An overmodest beginner will make the mistake of playing only against her likewise beginning friends; the result is that she takes a discouragingly long time finding out how to use her racket properly and never gets a chance to return a really good serve."
  • "Like many others 'clothed with a little brief authority' he was not overmodest in showing his importance."
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