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unashamed

[uhn-uh-sheymd]
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adjective
  1. not ashamed; not restrained by embarrassment or consciousness of moral guilt: a liar unashamed even after public disgrace.
  2. open; unconcealed; unabashed: to eat with unashamed gusto.
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Origin of unashamed

First recorded in 1590–1600; un-1 + ashamed
Related formsun·a·sham·ed·ly [uhn-uh-shey-mid-lee] /ˌʌn əˈʃeɪ mɪd li/, adverbun·a·sham·ed·ness, noun
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  • They are sensual with an unashamed violence that leaves you breathless.

    The Moon and Sixpence

    W. Somerset Maugham

  • "Well, I'm not letting them starve," was the unashamed admission.

    Making People Happy

    Thompson Buchanan

  • She was the very dawn of life herself, untarnished, unfatigued, unashamed.

    Margarita's Soul

    Ingraham Lovell

  • He walked home with her unashamed, feeling not at all like a rejected suitor.

    A Room With A View

    E. M. Forster

  • He hesitated for a moment; then waved us a bland, unashamed salutation.

    The Belovd Vagabond

    William J. Locke


British Dictionary definitions for unashamed

unashamed

adjective
  1. lacking moral restraints
  2. not embarrassed, contrite, or apologetic
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Derived Formsunashamedly (ˌʌnəˈʃeɪmɪdlɪ), adverbunashamedness, noun
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Word Origin and History for unashamed

adj.

c.1500, implied in unashamedness, from un- (1) + ashamed. Related: Unashamedly.

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