un·​but·​toned | \ ˌən-ˈbə-tᵊnd How to pronounce unbuttoned (audio) \

Definition of unbuttoned

1a : not buttoned
b : not provided with buttons
2 : not under constraint : free and unrestricted in action and expression the musicians' unbuttoned energy

Examples of unbuttoned in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web When the play ended, his Ole Miss jersey had come completely unbuttoned from his various gyrations. Tom Murphy, Arkansas Online, 29 May 2021 The officer noted that the man’s pants were unbuttoned and unbuckled. Bruce Geiselman, cleveland, 29 May 2021 In July, Jacquemus’ spring ‘21 collection included countless belly-baring silhouettes, in the form of crop tops and unbuttoned high-rise skirts. Eliza Huber, refinery29.com, 20 Apr. 2021 Each car has all-wheel drive, adaptive dampers, brake rotors the size of Saturn's rings, and a twin-turbo V-8 of at least 4.0 liters making completely unbuttoned dyno numbers. Elana Scherr, Car and Driver, 12 Apr. 2021 When the officer spoke with the woman, her pants were unbuttoned. cleveland, 2 Apr. 2021 The party is even more than usually drunken and unbuttoned, and Tove nonchalantly goes to bed with somebody named Carl—a young scientist who’s recently gotten a medical degree. Deborah Eisenberg, The New York Review of Books, 9 Mar. 2021 With the option to layer under and over and the possibility for wearing unbuttoned as a duster, a woman can get a lot of wear out of this style. Mallory Pitts, chicagotribune.com, 25 Feb. 2021 She's seated in the photo, looking off into the distance, wearing a rainbow tube top and a pair of unbuttoned jeans. Gary Dinges, USA TODAY, 27 Jan. 2021

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First Known Use of unbuttoned

1583, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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12 Jun 2021

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“Unbuttoned.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unbuttoned. Accessed 21 Jun. 2021.

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