shameless

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adjective shame·less \ˈshām-ləs\

Definition of shameless

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

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

shamelessly

adverb

shamelessness

noun

Examples of shameless in a Sentence

  1. The actor made a shameless plug for his movie.

  2. a shameless display of poor sportsmanship

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First Known Use of shameless

before 12th century


SHAMELESS Defined for English Language Learners

shameless

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adjective

Definition of shameless for English Language Learners

  • : having or showing no shame


SHAMELESS Defined for Kids

shameless

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adjective shame·less \ˈshām-ləs\

Definition of shameless for Students

  1. :  having no shame a shameless liar

shamelessly

adverb

shamelessness

noun


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