[uhn-boo z-uh m, -boo-zuh m]
- to disclose (a confidence, secret, etc.).
- to disclose one's thoughts, feelings, or the like, especially in confidence.
- unbosom oneself, to disclose one's thoughts, feelings, etc., to another person; confide one's private affairs: He unbosomed himself to a complete stranger.
Origin of unbosom
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Examples from the Web for unbosom
Florent felt ill at ease; he was not wont to unbosom himself so readily.The Fat and the Thin
But I should doubt whether he felt any temptation to unbosom himself, or any need to do so.Sir Walter Scott
Well, Tom, as I know you to be a sincere fellow, I will unbosom myself.Select Temperance Tracts
American Tract Society
Then only did he unbosom himself and tell me freely what he had to say.The Iron Pirate
"I suppose that man did not want to unbosom himself," said Kenneby.Orley Farm
- (tr) to relieve (oneself) of (secrets, etc) by telling someone
C16: from un- ² + bosom (in the sense: seat of the emotions); compare Dutch ontboezemen
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