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[uhn-uh-sheymd] /ˌʌn əˈʃeɪmd/
not ashamed; not restrained by embarrassment or consciousness of moral guilt:
a liar unashamed even after public disgrace.
open; unconcealed; unabashed:
to eat with unashamed gusto.
Origin of unashamed
First recorded in 1590-1600; un-1 + ashamed
Related forms
[uhn-uh-shey-mid-lee] /ˌʌn əˈʃeɪ mɪd li/ (Show IPA),
unashamedness, noun Unabridged
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Examples from the Web for unashamed
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  • They are sensual with an unashamed violence that leaves you breathless.

    The Moon and Sixpence W. Somerset Maugham
  • "Well, I'm not letting them starve," was the unashamed admission.

    Making People Happy Thompson Buchanan
  • She was the very dawn of life herself, untarnished, unfatigued, unashamed.

    Margarita's Soul Ingraham Lovell
  • He walked home with her unashamed, feeling not at all like a rejected suitor.

    A Room With A View E. M. Forster
  • He hesitated for a moment; then waved us a bland, unashamed salutation.

    The Belovd Vagabond William J. Locke
  • Said he; “It is the wont of the Gods to lie, and be unashamed, and men-folk must bear with it.”

    The House of the Wolfings William Morris
  • She looked at Stephen appealingly, unashamed of the tears in her eyes.

    The Crisis, Complete Winston Churchill
  • It was shadowless and unashamed; it expressed a trouble that had in it no taint of self.

    The Creators

    May Sinclair
British Dictionary definitions for unashamed


lacking moral restraints
not embarrassed, contrite, or apologetic
Derived Forms
unashamedly (ˌʌnəˈʃeɪmɪdlɪ) adverb
unashamedness, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for unashamed

c.1500, implied in unashamedness, from un- (1) + ashamed. Related: Unashamedly.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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