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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And, again, we'll be forced to call them out for their shameless, priceless peddling. Fox News, "Gorka on New Mexico compound case 'travesty'," 15 Aug. 2018 All the more when Trump is using the State of the Union to engage in shameless stunting. Michelle Ruiz, Vogue, "America Doesn't Need the State of the Union Address Anymore—Especially Not From Trump," 5 Feb. 2019 Twitter is about to celebrate its 12th birthday and, like most adolescents, hasn’t really become a responsible citizen yet, or grown beyond its infatuation with flatulence jokes, anonymous notes and shameless self-promotion. Bob Ford, Philly.com, "Hard to see how Bryan Colangelo survives his Sixers Twittergate | Bob Ford," 30 May 2018 This is surely preferable to ObamaCare’s shameless giveaway to the insurance and health-care industries. WSJ, "Government Health Care Is the Best System," 15 Nov. 2018 The Duchess seemed to love posting inspirational quotes, outfit of the day shots, her cute dogs, and of course, a shameless selfie. Isabel Greenberg, Harper's BAZAAR, "Meghan Markle Made Her Return to Social Media in a Sneaky Way," 29 Oct. 2018 Israelis often identify themselves with the sabra, the cactus fruit that has a prickly exterior and a soft interior and pride themselves on their frankness and shameless audacity. Ruth Eglash, The Seattle Times, "Monica Lewinsky walks off the stage at a Jerusalem conference when asked about Bill Clinton," 4 Sep. 2018 Silicon Valley is full of copycats, and Facebook, which owns Instagram, is one of the most shameless. Kurt Wagner, Recode, "‘Stories’ was Instagram’s smartest move yet," 8 Aug. 2018 Some are blatant AirPod clones, and others are less shameless but still extremely generic. Chris Welch, The Verge, "The best truly wireless earbuds to buy in 2018," 3 Aug. 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 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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