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 The impressive technological performance featured Elvis tribute singer Emilio Santoro taking the stage in his best Elvis gear: an unbuttoned black shirt and golden suit jacket decked out in rhinestones fit for the King of Rock n’ Roll. Starr Bowenbank, Billboard, 14 Sep. 2022 In the photos, the actor also wore an unbuttoned pink shirt and Bermuda denim shorts. Jen Juneau, Peoplemag, 26 Aug. 2022 Barclay Butera gives a California home the look of unbuttoned elegance. Krissa Rossbund, Better Homes & Gardens, 29 Aug. 2022 Jenner opted for a blousy, white unbuttoned shirtdress, with baggy long-sleeves and a form-fitting shirt, complemented with white, futuristic thick-framed sunglasses and a bright oversized sequin clutch in the shape of a lipstick. Angela Andaloro, Peoplemag, 25 Aug. 2022 Flash forward three years, much of which Rogers spent self-sequestering on the coast of Maine, and the singer, now 28, returns Friday with Surrender, an emphatic and generally more unbuttoned sophomore project. Bobby Olivier, SPIN, 26 July 2022 Stewart added some edge to the classic tweed look, wearing the suit unbuttoned and with nothing underneath. Chelsey Sanchez, Harper's BAZAAR, 24 May 2022 Oppenheim sported a partially unbuttoned shirt under a blue jacket and matching pants with brown shoes, while Stause wore a black and silver sparkly minidress with gunmetal heels and dangly earrings. Jessica Sager, PEOPLE.com, 22 Apr. 2022 His beard was gray; his unbuttoned shirt hung open, and a cross pendant rested on his bare chest. Luke Mogelson, The New Yorker, 23 July 2022 See More

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First Known Use of unbuttoned

1583, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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28 Sep 2022

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“Unbuttoned.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unbuttoned. Accessed 1 Oct. 2022.

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