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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
Sarandos is unabashed about his desire to change the movie-release model.
Once I was forced to practice my fledgling skills, my fear melted away, replaced by an unabashed excitement that at times bordered on euphoria.
The brewery leans heavily on three workhorse hop varieties (Citra, Centennial and Chinook) for this unabashed IPA, which won bronze at the 2015 Great American Beer Festival.
My own theory remains that this administration’s downfall began with the firing of James Comey, an unabashed attempt to obstruct justice in the Russian investigation.
The suspect, a 27-year-old white male named Alexandre Bissonnette, was reportedly an unabashed supporter of Donald Trump online.
The Reds have a host of young starters trying to adapt to the majors, and perhaps only Luis Castillo has been an unabashed hit so far.
And so, when the university announced the retirement of Jaime Suchlicki — the only director ICCAS has had since its founding in 1999 and an unabashed hardliner and critic of engagement with Cuba — Suchlicki cried foul.
Modern-day pop culture is undoubtedly marked by fandoms: those devoted groups of people who love a celebrity, music group, or television series with unabashed enthusiasm and passion.
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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
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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