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 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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Or take responsibility for everything?) was far more shameless than Bambi, particularly in its treatment of parental death. Stephanie Zacharek, Time, "Review: Disney's New The Lion King Is Beautiful But Soulless," 11 July 2019 The shameless social climber was confronted, and bowed out of the group. Amy Dickinson, The Denver Post, "Ask Amy: Parents want boyfriend to go, daughter follows," 25 June 2019 The shameless social climber was confronted and bowed out of the group. Amy Dickinson, Washington Post, "Ask Amy: Parents want boyfriend to go, but daughter follows," 25 June 2019 The shameless social climber was confronted, and bowed out of the group. Ask Amy, oregonlive.com, "Ask Amy: Married woman wants to know if it’s OK to flirt -- but online only," 25 June 2019 The shameless social climber was confronted, and bowed out of the group. Amy Dickinson, Detroit Free Press, "Parents want boyfriend to go, daughter follows," 25 June 2019 The shameless social climber was confronted and bowed out of the group. Amy Dickinson, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Parents want boyfriend to go, daughter follows," 24 June 2019 What Really Happened: That Mitch McConnell is a man shameless in his own smug ambition and selfishness is no surprise, as many have previously pointed out at any given opportunity. Graeme Mcmillan, WIRED, "While You Were Offline: The President Is Running for President, FYI," 23 June 2019 That means there's a whole new terrain for shameless Instagramming in Milwaukee. Jordyn Noennig, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Here are 10 places you'll want to Instagram around Milwaukee this summer," 20 June 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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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 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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