Dictionary.com

unbutton

[ uhn-buht-n ]
/ ʌnˈbʌt n /
Save This Word!
See synonyms for: unbutton / unbuttoned on Thesaurus.com

verb (used with object)
to free (buttons) from buttonholes; unfasten or undo.
to unfasten by or as if by unbuttoning: to unbutton a jacket.
to disclose (one's feelings, thoughts, etc.) after deliberate or prolonged silence.
verb (used without object)
to unfasten a button or one's buttons.
QUIZ
WILL YOU SAIL OR STUMBLE ON THESE GRAMMAR QUESTIONS?
Smoothly step over to these common grammar mistakes that trip many people up. Good luck!
Question 1 of 7
Fill in the blank: I can’t figure out _____ gave me this gift.

Origin of unbutton

First recorded in 1275–1325, unbutton is from the Middle English word unbotenen.See un-2, button
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2022

How to use unbutton in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for unbutton

unbutton
/ (ʌnˈbʌtən) /

verb
to undo by unfastening (the buttons) of (a garment)
informal to release or relax (oneself, tension, etc)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK