not ashamed; not restrained by embarrassment or consciousness of moral guilt: a liar unashamed even after public disgrace.
open; unconcealed; unabashed: to eat with unashamed gusto.

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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Contemporary Examples of unashamedly

Historical Examples of unashamedly

  • She took out a folded handkerchief and pressed it unashamedly to her eyes.

    The Heart of Rachael

    Kathleen Norris

  • They have not yet thought of discarding collars; but they are unashamedly shirt-sleeved.

  • I spied a slip of paper on the floor by Solange's foot and unashamedly read it.

    Modern Essays

    John Macy

  • For he was afraid, unashamedly afraid, though of what he could no more have said than he could fly.

    The Lost Valley

    J. M. Walsh

  • He unashamedly dropped into the chair behind the reading-desk and wept aloud.

British Dictionary definitions for unashamedly



lacking moral restraints
not embarrassed, contrite, or apologetic
Derived Formsunashamedly (ˌʌnəˈʃeɪmɪdlɪ), adverbunashamedness, noun
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Word Origin and History for unashamedly



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

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