not ashamed, disconcerted, or apologetic; boldly certain of one's position.

Origin of unabashed

Related formsun·a·bash·ed·ly, adverb
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Contemporary Examples of unabashed

Historical Examples of unabashed

  • "Oh, you may have a chance yet," continued the unabashed young man.

  • Her eyes held him briefly, unabashed at what they might tell.

    Good Indian

    B. M. Bower

  • From the first week she has talked all she knew in unabashed fashion.

    Lotus Buds

    Amy Carmichael

  • It linked that time with this, as Madame Beattie, in her unabashed self-seeking, linked it.

    The Prisoner

    Alice Brown

  • “You know more women than I do,” retorted the unabashed Marlow.


    Joseph Conrad

British Dictionary definitions for unabashed



not ashamed, embarrassed, or ill at ease
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Word Origin and History for unabashed

1570s, from un- (1) "not" + past participle of abash. Related: Unabashedly.

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