unabashed

adjective un·abashed \ ˌən-ə-ˈbasht \
Updated on: 19 Nov 2017

Definition of unabashed

: not abashed : undisguised, unapologetic

unabashedly

play \ˌən-ə-ˈbash-əd-lē\ adverb

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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

Recent Examples of unabashed from the Web

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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


UNABASHED Defined for English Language Learners

unabashed

adjective

Definition of unabashed for English Language Learners

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



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