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unselfconscious

[uhn-self-kon-shuh s] /ˌʌn sɛlfˈkɒn ʃəs/
adjective
1.
not self-conscious; without affectation or pretense:
an unselfconscious manner.
Origin of unselfconscious
1830-1840
First recorded in 1830-40; un-1 + self-conscious
Related forms
unselfconsciously, adverb
unselfconsciousness, noun
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  • But even Spain could not make me unselfconscious enough to support that test.

    Poor Folk in Spain Jan Gordon
  • 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
  • But this special interest in us is rare, for we are seldom in the blessed mood of unselfconscious joy and love.

    The Poetry Of Robert Browning Stopford A. Brooke
  • Being in all respects natural and unselfconscious, it is not to be wondered at that Miranda was inconsistent.

    The Heart of the Ancient Wood Charles G. D. Roberts
British Dictionary definitions for unselfconscious

unselfconscious

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