unbuttoned

[ uhn-buht-nd ]
/ ʌnˈbʌt nd /

adjective

not buttoned.
Informal. free, open, or informal; unrestrained: unbuttoned humor.

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Origin of unbuttoned

1575–85; unbutton + -ed2 or un-1 + buttoned

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Definition for unbuttoned (2 of 2)

unbutton
[ uhn-buht-n ]
/ ʌnˈbʌt n /

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.

Origin of unbutton

First recorded in 1275–1325, unbutton is from the Middle English word unbotenen. See un-2, button
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British Dictionary definitions for unbuttoned (1 of 2)

unbuttoned
/ (ʌnˈbʌtənd) /

adjective

with buttons not fastened
informal uninhibited; unrestrainedhours of unbuttoned self-revelation

British Dictionary definitions for unbuttoned (2 of 2)

unbutton
/ (ʌnˈbʌtən) /

verb

to undo by unfastening (the buttons) of (a garment)
informal to release or relax (oneself, tension, etc)
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