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unselfconscious

[uhn-self-kon-shuh s]
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adjective
  1. not self-conscious; without affectation or pretense: an unselfconscious manner.

Origin of unselfconscious

First recorded in 1830–40; un-1 + self-conscious
Related formsun·self·con·scious·ly, adverbun·self·con·scious·ness, noun
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Examples from the Web for unselfconscious

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  • But even Spain could not make me unselfconscious enough to support that test.

  • She noticed his carelessness, the unselfconscious way in which he smiled at the clerk and paused to buy some cigars.

    Gargoyles

    Ben Hecht

  • She was almost as unselfconscious as he, but had her nation's shrinking from any public expression of emotion.

    The Nest Builder

    Beatrice Forbes-Robertson Hale

  • Now, John Blanchemain, as I have previously mentioned, was an unselfconscious sort of fellow.

    My Friend Prospero

    Henry Harland

  • When these unselfconscious fellows are startled into selfconsciousness, I fancy they take it hard.

    My Friend Prospero

    Henry Harland


British Dictionary definitions for unselfconscious

unselfconscious

adjective
  1. not unduly aware of oneself as the object of attention of others
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