lacking any sense of shame: immodest; audacious.
insensible to disgrace.
showing no shame.

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 for shameless

1. modest. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for shamelessly

openly, unabashedly, unashamedly, boldly, audaciously, immodestly

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British Dictionary definitions for shamelessly



having no sense of shame; brazen
done without shame; without decency or modesty
Derived Formsshamelessly, adverbshamelessness, noun
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Word Origin and History for shamelessly



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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