What are some opposite words for modesty?

Antonyms for modesty
ˈmɒd ə sti

This page is about all possible antonyms and opposite words for the term modesty.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. modesty, modestness(noun)

    freedom from vanity or conceit

    Antonyms:
    immodesty

    Synonyms:
    reserve, moderateness, modestness, reasonableness

  2. modesty, reserve(noun)

    formality and propriety of manner

    Antonyms:
    immodesty

    Synonyms:
    substitute, stockpile, second-stringer, taciturnity, reservation, reserve, backlog, military reserve, reticence, modestness

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. modesty

    Bashfulness is a shrinking from notice without assignable reason. Coyness is a half encouragement, half avoidance of offered attention, and may be real or affected. Diffidence is self-distrust; modesty, a humble estimate of oneself in comparison with others, or with the demands of some undertaking. Modesty has also the specific meaning of a sensitive shrinking from anything indelicate. Shyness is a tendency to shrink from observation; timidity, a distinct fear of criticism, error, or failure. Reserve is the holding oneself aloof from others, or holding back one's feelings from expression, or one's affairs from communication to others. Reserve may be the retreat of shyness, or, on the other hand, the contemptuous withdrawal of pride and haughtiness. Compare ABASH; PRIDE; TACITURN.

    Antonyms:
    abandon, arrogance, assumption, assurance, boldness, conceit, confidence, egotism, forwardness, frankness, freedom, haughtiness, impudence, indiscretion, loquaciousness, loquacity, pertness, sauciness, self-conceit, self-sufficiency, sociability

    Synonyms:
    backwardness, bashfulness, coldness, constraint, coyness, diffidence, reserve, shyness, timidity, unobtrusiveness

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. modesty

    Antonyms:
    vanity, conceit, self-sufficiency, self-admiration, foppery, coxcombry, wantonness, shamelessness, effrontery

    Synonyms:
    sobriety, diffidence, bashfulness, humility, pure-mindedness

How to use modesty in a sentence?

  1. Demades:

    Modesty is the citadel of beauty.

  2. Joseph Joubert:

    Ornaments were invented by modesty.

  3. John Kenneth Galbraith:

    Modesty is a vastly overrated virtue.

  4. Honoré de Balzac:

    Modesty is the conscience of the body.

  5. Lord Chesterfield:

    Modesty is the only sure bait when you angle for praise.

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#94531sociability
#96782egotism
#120619impudence
#174137haughtiness
#180433wantonness
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#263405shamelessness
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