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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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  • "Oh, you may have a chance yet," continued the unabashed young man.

  • Her eyes held him briefly, unabashed at what they might tell.

    Good Indian B. M. Bower
  • From the first week she has talked all she knew in unabashed fashion.

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    Amy Carmichael
  • It linked that time with this, as Madame Beattie, in her unabashed self-seeking, linked it.

    The Prisoner Alice Brown
  • “You know more women than I do,” retorted the unabashed Marlow.

    Chance Joseph Conrad
British Dictionary definitions for unabashed


not ashamed, embarrassed, or ill at ease
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Word Origin and History for unabashed

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

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