[ uhn-boo z-uh m, -boo-zuh m ]
/ ʌnˈbʊz əm, -ˈbu zəm /

verb (used with object)

to disclose (a confidence, secret, etc.).

verb (used without object)

to disclose one's thoughts, feelings, or the like, especially in confidence.

Idioms for unbosom

    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

1580–90; un-2 + bosom (v.)


un·bos·om·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for unbosoming

/ (ʌnˈbʊzəm) /


(tr) to relieve (oneself) of (secrets, etc) by telling someone

Derived forms of unbosom

unbosomer, noun

Word Origin for unbosom

C16: from un- ² + bosom (in the sense: seat of the emotions); compare Dutch ontboezemen
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