shameless

adjective
shame·​less | \ ˈshām-ləs How to pronounce shameless (audio) \

Definition of shameless

1 : having no shame : insensible to disgrace a shameless braggart
2 : showing lack of shame the shameless exploitation of workers

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Other Words from shameless

shamelessly adverb
shamelessness noun

Examples of shameless in a Sentence

The actor made a shameless plug for his movie. a shameless display of poor sportsmanship
Recent Examples on the Web This shameless chocolate pile-on would definitely qualify for the Too Much canon. Sharyn Jackson, Star Tribune, "5 best things our food writers ate in the Twin Cities this week," 29 Jan. 2021 What storied actor gave the most shameless, award-baiting turn of the year? Globe Staff, BostonGlobe.com, "A dozen or so great moments in screen overacting," 28 Jan. 2021 And besides, for New Yorkers who weren’t born here, their shameless naïveté can be embarrassingly, but kind of charmingly, recognizable. Brock Colyar, Curbed, "No One Is Selling New York Harder Than This TikTok Couple," 12 Jan. 2021 And if that money grab wasn't shameless enough,many schools are using COVID-19 as an excuse to cry poor and cut smaller sports. Nancy Armour, USA TODAY, "Opinion: Sports will never be the same after 2020. Here's the good and bad," 23 Dec. 2020 The man is a complete dolt who is pathologically incurious about the world and does not care a whit about anyone but himself, and his brand of shameless, emboldened stupidity has conquered the Republican Party. Ryan Cooper, TheWeek, "Trump's jaw-dropping vaccine screwup," 8 Dec. 2020 Since the nineteen-sixties, garage rock has been governed by a kind of scrappy, no-pretense ethos—things should be as amateur, crude, and real as possible—but the White Stripes were engaged in deliberate, shameless theatre. Amanda Petrusich, The New Yorker, "Long Live the Greatest-Hits Album," 4 Dec. 2020 But one valuable lesson Democrats should learn from Trump here is how much can be accomplished with sheer shameless belligerence. Ryan Cooper, TheWeek, "Trump is wrecking the government on his way out," 19 Nov. 2020 So while anime fans might recognize a horse-girl-idol-competition (yes) anime like Uma Musume Pretty Derby as a shameless, SEO bid for otaku attention, on Netflix, the lowest common denominator may look a little less kawaii. Cecilia D'anastasio, Wired, "There’s Something Super Weird About Netflix Anime," 12 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of shameless

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Shameless.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/shameless. Accessed 5 Mar. 2021.

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More Definitions for shameless

shameless

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of shameless

: having or showing no shame

shameless

adjective
shame·​less | \ ˈshām-ləs How to pronounce shameless (audio) \

Kids Definition of shameless

: having no shame a shameless liar

Other Words from shameless

shamelessly adverb
shamelessness noun

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