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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
His judgment and his unabashed, and what some described as an imposing, top-down management style, came under fire.
The Good Doctor, then, is a show about an unabashed hero, about somebody who traverses a complicated, morally ambiguous landscape, and somehow almost always makes the right choice, thus inspiring others around him to try to do better too.
Mear took us from New York’s sewers to a Havana nightclub in a design reflecting his unabashed love for MGM musicals.
Or are Democrats inspired enough to defeat this surge in unabashed misogyny and white supremacy?
The first is the unabashed infantilization of women by its official institutions.
Thanks to her high profile and unabashed liberal views, Republicans have starred Pelosi in thousands of spots to vilify Democrats.
But another landslide win would for an unabashed left-winger in America’s leading city would give de Blasio another chance.
Gillespie barely won the Republican primary against Corey Stewart, an unabashed advocate of Trumpism who leveraged that position to great effect.
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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
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
Synonymsshameless, unashamed, unblushing, unembarrassed
Antonymsabashed, ashamed, embarrassed, hangdog, shamed, shamefaced, sheepish
Related Wordsprideful, proud; bold, brassy, brazen, cheeky, impudent, insolent, saucy; unapologetic, undaunted, undeterred, undismayed; unblinking, unflinching; impenitent, remorseless, unrepentant
Near Antonymsconfounded, confused, discomfited, disconcerted, discountenanced, fazed, flustered, mortified, nonplussed (also nonplused), rattled; apologetic, contrite, penitent, remorseful, repentant, sorry
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