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shameless

[sheym-lis]
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adjective
  1. lacking any sense of shame: immodest; audacious.
  2. insensible to disgrace.
  3. showing no shame.
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Origin of shameless

before 900; Middle English; Old English sceamlēas. See shame, -less
Related formsshame·less·ly, adverbshame·less·ness, noun
Can be confusedshameless shameful

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Antonyms

1. modest.
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British Dictionary definitions for shameless

shameless

adjective
  1. having no sense of shame; brazen
  2. done without shame; without decency or modesty
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Derived Formsshamelessly, adverbshamelessness, noun
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Word Origin and History for shameless

adj.

Old English scamleas "shameless, impudent, immodest;" see shame (n.) + -less. Related: Shamelessly; shamelessness. Cf. Old Norse skammlauss, Dutch schaamteloos, Old High German scamalos, German schamlos.

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