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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
But another landslide win would for an unabashed left-winger in America’s leading city would give de Blasio another chance.
After all, what guy doesn't want to reminisce about his unabashed love for Pikachu, Charizard, and Blastoise in the '90s?
Gillespie barely won the Republican primary against Corey Stewart, an unabashed advocate of Trumpism who leveraged that position to great effect.
The ’80s have long been regarded as a period of unabashed, and at times irredeemable, egotism and excess.
By returning to their blues roots with such unabashed glee and vigor, the Stones paid tribute to some of the vibrant American music pioneers who inspired them.
Stage director Jeff Frank, music director Paul Helm and choreographers Michael and Jayne Pink ensure these characters do so with unabashed exuberance.
Unlike others in the industry, Mr. Green is unabashed stressing the importance of pumping the phones with cold calls.
Beyond his frequent and unabashed tears, Obama has also spoken out more than once on the importance of family and just how much fatherhood has meant to him.
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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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