unabashed

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adjective un·abashed \ˌən-ə-ˈbasht\

Definition of unabashed

  1. :  not abashed :  undisguised, unapologetic

unabashedly

play \ˌən-ə-ˈbash-əd-lē\ adverb

Examples of unabashed in a sentence

  1. She is an unabashed supporter of the president's policies.

  2. <unabashed by their booing and hissing, he continued with his musical performance>

Did You Know?

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

unabashed

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adjective un·abashed \ˌən-ə-ˈbasht\

Definition of unabashed for English Language Learners

  • : not embarrassed or ashamed about openly expressing strong feelings or opinions



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