[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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Related Wordsdisclosure, story, acknowledgment, revelation, admission, assertion, statement, proclamation, concession, disclose, open, display, tell, squawk, publication, squeal, song, declaration, profession, enumeration
Examples from the Web for unbosoming
He came once to take her to luncheon, but it was out of a sentiment for the past, and a need of unbosoming himself.The Salamander
It was necessary to guess, so rare was any instance of his unbosoming himself to either friends or confidants.
But I am hurried sometimes beyond the sense of pain, when unbosoming myself to friends who harmonize with me in principle.
Under his gently diplomatic prompting she found relief in unbosoming herself.A Pagan of the Hills
Charles Neville Buck
But, as she did not speak, Lupin put questions to her, to make her feel a gradual need of unbosoming herself.The Crystal Stopper
- (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