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[uhn-uh-basht] /ˌʌn əˈbæʃt/
not ashamed, disconcerted, or apologetic; boldly certain of one's position.
Origin of unabashed
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unabashedly, adverb Unabridged
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  • unabashed he seemed to take a pride in the spendthrift race he had run.

    Watch Yourself Go By Al. G. Field
  • There stood Margaret, agitated, but unabashed as the angels that come in dreams.

    Deerbrook Harriet Martineau
  • unabashed, they swung themselves up on the running board, and entered the compartment.

  • She knew that people were looking, but she felt brazen, unabashed, and happy.

    IT and Other Stories Gouverneur Morris
  • "Which is going some," said the old lady, with a brisk and unabashed employment of the vernacular.

    The Business of Life Robert W. Chambers
British Dictionary definitions for unabashed


not ashamed, embarrassed, or ill at ease
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for unabashed

1570s, from un- (1) "not" + past participle of abash. Related: Unabashedly.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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