shameless

adjective
shame·​less | \ˈshām-ləs \

Definition of shameless 

1 : having no shame : insensible to disgrace a shameless braggart

2 : showing lack of shame the shameless exploitation of the natives

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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

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Equally shameless, and wholly transactional, is the reciprocating evangelical embrace of Trump, despite recent revelations about his personal life and his distinctly unchristian approach toward immigrants and the poor. Dan Rodricks, baltimoresun.com, "Rodricks: Expressing shame in a time of shamelessness," 25 Apr. 2018 The worst qualities of Los Angeles — endless traffic and shameless self-promotion — collided in exasperating fashion Wednesday on the 110 Freeway in downtown. Benjamin Oreskes, latimes.com, "‘You ain’t poppin’ unless you got haters’: Aspiring rapper turns L.A. commute into nightmare," 28 June 2018 But the company got a similarly shameless defense on Monday morning, when Trump himself decided to weigh in: https://twitter.com/thehill/status/980802801709322241 Trump has good reason to stick up for Sinclair. Luke Darby, GQ, "Sinclair Broadcasting’s Naked Propaganda Has Direct Ties to the White House," 2 Apr. 2018 Strip clubs had been around for decades, but Flynt ran his with the shameless flair of a carnival barker. Cincinnati Enquirer, "Read more from this Project," 13 July 2018 The Thick of It), this is a show about how ridiculous shameless ambition can sound. Judy Berman, Time, "Succession Is a Bleak But Satisfying Portrait of Modern Wealth," 7 June 2018 And yet, Trump has set about expanding the powers of his office with a shameless audacity that his predecessor couldn’t match – but that his successor just might. Eric Levitz, Daily Intelligencer, "A Progressive President Could Accomplish a Lot By Following Trump’s Example," 3 June 2018 These countries exporting their own desperation are shameless, but Art, the images are bad. Fox News, "Sessions defends zero tolerance immigration policy," 19 June 2018 Instead, they were thwarted by a shameless infringement of both the letter and the spirit of the laws of the game. SI.com, "World Cup Countdown: 6 Days to Go - Ghana Denied Semi Final Place by Cynical & Clinical Uruguay," 8 June 2018

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First Known Use of shameless

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

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The first known use of shameless was before the 12th century

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shameless

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of shameless

: having or showing no shame

shameless

adjective
shame·​less | \ˈshām-ləs \

Kids Definition of shameless

: having no shame a shameless liar

Other Words from shameless

shamelessly adverb
shamelessness noun

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