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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
A big part of that has been because of her unabashed honesty—
Former Lakers swingman (and unabashed chucker) Nick Young, reports ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
Unlike many of his more slapdash efforts, there's nothing cheap-looking in the tech work and the unabashed display of vulgarity, silly costumes and bosses dressed as flying squirrels.
A bonus: There’s even an unabashed admission of loving airplane food.
In the face of frequent criticism, Paltrow is unabashed about her curiosity and ambition.
The rhythmic frenzy, harmonic complexity and unabashed dissonance of this work built persuasively on Mingus' vocabularies.
Mr. Murray, a brash and folksy populist who started working in coal mines as a teenager, is an unabashed skeptic of climate science.
Is Virginia ready for an unabashed progressive governor?
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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
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
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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