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 Many Israelis view the spending as indicative of a more fundamental culture of shameless corruption in the prime minister’s residence. Washington Post, "Five ways that ‘political fox’ Netanyahu has clung to power," 23 Mar. 2021 Remember back in 2018 when every single Android phone was an embarrassingly shameless iPhone X copycat? Zach Epstein, BGR, "OnePlus 9 Pro vs. OnePlus 9 review: Comparing 2021’s most impressive Androids," 23 Mar. 2021 But Nobody's best instincts fall victim to shameless franchising. Darren Franich, EW.com, "Bob Odenkirk is maybe too convincing as a grim action hero in Nobody: Review," 22 Mar. 2021 In addition to being a beloved and influential preacher, the Rev. C.L. Franklin was a drinker, a bully and a shameless philanderer. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Column: National Geographic’s Aretha Franklin miniseries misses its groove," 19 Mar. 2021 Black film culture has changed since 1988: Murphy has become a sage wit, and Spike Lee epitomizes the shameless race hustling of the moment. Armond White, National Review, "Eddie Murphy’s Triumphant Quest for Entertainment," 12 Mar. 2021 Not a fresh, impromptu snag, but a wide, shameless bull run up the whole fatted calf. Bruce Handy, The New Yorker, "A Year After Pearl Harbor, a Year into COVID," 8 Mar. 2021 And the key to putting your video in front of the right market is shameless promotion. Yec, Forbes, "Five Things We Learned From Creating A Viral Video," 2 Mar. 2021 Democrats on the Judiciary Committee—eager to have someone lead the department who is not a shameless and dishonest partisan like William Barr—largely avoided posing difficult questions to Garland. Ankush Khardori, The New Republic, "Is Merrick Garland Really the Right Man for the Job?," 2 Mar. 2021

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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 11 Apr. 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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