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Examples of unabashed in a Sentence
She is an unabashed supporter of the president's policies.
unabashed by their booing and hissing, he continued with his musical performance
Recent Examples of unabashed from the Web
The rhythmic frenzy, harmonic complexity and unabashed dissonance of this work built persuasively on Mingus' vocabularies.
Mr. Murray, a brash and folksy populist who started working in coal mines as a teenager, is an unabashed skeptic of climate science.
Is Virginia ready for an unabashed progressive governor?
Perriello, meanwhile, entered the race late, has zero experience in state government and is running as an unabashed liberal.
The unabashed drug warrior is now armed with a broad mandate to review departmental policies, and observers already worried about Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ agenda are wringing their hands at Cook’s ascension.
Quite frequently during individual events, an unabashed competitor will clap his or her hands slowly, rhythmically and then be joined by the crowd in hopes the support will conjure adrenaline.
Hudgens was a natural in her first year as co-host alongside veteran BBMAs host Ludacris, and their monologue would have had her in the headlines regardless of Drake's unabashed flirting.
Although the setup makes the game sound like some sort of military tactics sim, and the open world brings to mind role-playing games like Fable, it’s really an unabashed action game.
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The Difference Between Abashed and Unabashed
When you are unabashed, you make no apologies for your behavior, but when you are abashed, your confidence has been shaken and you may feel rather inferior or ashamed of yourself. English speakers have been using abashed to describe feelings of embarrassment since the 14th century, but they have only used unabashed (brazenly or otherwise) since the late 1500s. Both words can be traced back to the Anglo-French word abair, meaning "to astonish."
Origin and Etymology of unabashed
Middle English unabaiste, from un- + abaiste, past participle of abaissen, abaishen to abash
First Known Use: 15th century
UNABASHED Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of unabashed for English Language Learners
: not embarrassed or ashamed about openly expressing strong feelings or opinions
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