verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of embarrass
Examples from the Web for unembarrassed
Many people blame China for pursuing its national interests in such a bold and unembarrassed fashion.
And yet it has also created a sexual environment that would seem to demand a sophisticated, unembarrassed, mainstream interpreter.
And so she began now, unembarrassed as a child, a long examination all about her husband.Titan: A Romance v. 1 (of 2)|Jean Paul Friedrich Richter
Woodward was smiling the broad, unembarrassed smile of the typical American lover, and Teague was laughing.Mingo|Joel Chandler Harris
He approached the lady on the bench a little doubtfully, but unembarrassed.The Four Million|O. Henry
The speaker talked on unembarrassed, and presently delivered a shot which went home, and silence and attention resulted.Life On The Mississippi, Complete|Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
Scotland offers them an unembarrassed field too, but there are not many takers.The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg and Other Stories|Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
British Dictionary definitions for unembarrassed (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for unembarrassed (2 of 2)
verb (mainly tr)
Word Origin for embarrass
Word Origin and History for unembarrassed
1670s, "perplex, throw into doubt," from French embarrasser (16c.), literally "to block," from embarras "obstacle," from Italian imbarrazzo, from imbarrare "to bar," from in- "into, upon" (see in- (2)) + Vulgar Latin *barra "bar."
Meaning "hamper, hinder" is from 1680s. Meaning "make (someone) feel awkward" first recorded 1828. Original sense preserved in embarras de richesse (1751), from French (1726): the condition of having more wealth than one knows what to do with. Related: Embarrassed; embarrassing; embarrassingly.