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

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An impoverished Iran is bereft of allies and remains an international pariah, desperate to sell its embargoed oil to any rogue autocracy shameless enough to buy it. Victor Davis Hanson, The Mercury News, "Hanson: Why the US can afford to stay calm with Iran," 27 June 2019 Here's a shameless picture of my cats, Tacocat and Carl Winslow. Rasputin Todd, Cincinnati.com, "How much would you pay to be entertained for a whole year?," 25 July 2019 Predictably, his shameless speech provokes outrage. Danielle Allen, Twin Cities, "Danielle Allen: Don’t fall into Trump’s trap," 23 July 2019 Rory’s mouth was shiny with grease and Eustace had his face down almost on the plate, the pair savaging at their food with the shameless avidity of children. Colin Barrett, Harper's magazine, "The Alps," 22 July 2019 Carson’s shameless sucking up to Trump, an act of self-abasement on live television, was hard to watch. Susan B. Glasser, The New Yorker, "“I’m Winning”: Donald Trump’s Calculated Racism," 18 July 2019 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

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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

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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