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 Now, with that shameless plug out of the way, on to today's deals. Ars Staff, Ars Technica, "Dealmaster: Get a wireless pair of Anker noise-cancelling headphones for $40," 4 Feb. 2020 Eight small works huddled in the back gallery of 12.26 reveal an artist making an art of shameless beauty. Matthew Bourbon, Dallas News, "Warm and fuzzy: Marjorie Norman Schwarz’s paintings at Dallas’ 12.26 gallery reward viewers’ patience," 15 Jan. 2020 Previous SlideNext Slide Xiaomi has gone back to its roots as a purveyor of shameless Apple ripoffs, and hot off the photocopier is the Xiaomi Mi Watch, a new wearable that is decidedly Cupertino-inspired. Ron Amadeo, Ars Technica, "Xiaomi’s Apple Watch clone removes everything good about the Apple Watch," 6 Nov. 2019 In their fealty to Trump, many members of the House G.O.P. are entirely shameless and more than a bit bonkers. John Cassidy, The New Yorker, "The House Republicans’ Slimy Defense of Donald Trump," 13 Dec. 2019 This observation is brought to you by shameless promotion of my story from earlier this week. 13. Scott Patsko, cleveland, "Nick Chubb goes missing for Browns … oh wait, there he is: Quick Thoughts," 8 Dec. 2019 One possibility is that lying on a Trumpian scale is so unusual—so frequent, shameless and easily falsified—that people do not know how to react. The Economist, "You really can fool some of the people, all of the time," 2 Nov. 2019 Along with Jack Nicholson, Pacino is the most essential American actor of his generation, endlessly watchable even in shameless-hambone mode, pumping electrifying craziness into his lines. Kyle Smith, National Review, "Why Al Pacino Matters," 29 Nov. 2019 If Musk had been less shameless about using hype and boundary-pushing gimmicks to get investors and customers in the door, Tesla could easily have plunged into the abyss. Timothy B. Lee, Ars Technica, "Why customers love Tesla despite its many mistakes," 5 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of shameless

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

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13 Feb 2020

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“Shameless.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/shameless. Accessed 21 Feb. 2020.

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More Definitions for shameless

shameless

adjective
How to pronounce shameless (audio)

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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