[ uhn-self-kon-shuhs ]

  1. not self-conscious; without affectation or pretense: an unselfconscious manner.

Origin of unselfconscious

First recorded in 1830–40; un-1 + self-conscious

Other words from unselfconscious

  • un·self·con·scious·ly, adverb
  • un·self·con·scious·ness, noun

Words Nearby unselfconscious

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How to use unselfconscious in a sentence

  • Audience members could ask earnest, unselfconscious questions like whether e-books were real books without blushing.

  • Reading Jim Harrison can help you be a better animal, balancing the examined life with unselfconscious enthusiasm for living.

  • Although she preserved her delightfully unselfconscious manner she was almost ceaselessly conscious of self.

    December Love | Robert Hichens
  • He was absolutely unselfconscious, and it never seemed to occur to him to wonder what impression he was making on others.

    Rustic Sounds | Francis Darwin
  • He had had a harder life than Tembarom because he had been more timid and less buoyant and less unselfconscious.

    T. Tembarom | Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • She was almost as unselfconscious as he, but had her nation's shrinking from any public expression of emotion.

    The Nest Builder | Beatrice Forbes-Robertson Hale
  • Now, John Blanchemain, as I have previously mentioned, was an unselfconscious sort of fellow.

    My Friend Prospero | Henry Harland

British Dictionary definitions for unselfconscious


/ (ˌʌnsɛlfˈkɒnʃəs) /

  1. not unduly aware of oneself as the object of attention of others

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