un·​em·​bar·​rassed | \ ˌən-im-ˈber-əst How to pronounce unembarrassed (audio) , -ˈba-rəst \

Definition of unembarrassed

: not embarrassed: such as
a : feeling or showing no embarrassment an unembarrassed smile They realized that young consumers feel unembarrassed about bus travel—as long as they can stay online.— Josh Sanburn
b : not constrained or encumbered … a tone which seemed unembarrassed by any doubt of the most cordial reception.— Sir Walter Scott

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Recent Examples on the Web There are certainly other performers who emerge unembarrassed — Dench does a lovely turn from foolishness into new wisdom, for instance. Helen Shaw, Vulture, "Six Minutes to Midnight Runs Out the Clock," 24 Mar. 2021 Field, the eldest of three daughters, is cheerfully unembarrassed about wanting to inherit her father’s right to stand for election in the House of Lords. Helen Lewis, The Atlantic, "Earldoms for Girldom," 14 Nov. 2020 This is not new, except for the way an unembarrassed opportunism has been enshrined among the laws of nature and has flourished destructively in the near absence of resistance or criticism. Marilynne Robinson, The New York Review of Books, "What Kind of Country Do We Want?," 27 May 2020 Hrabal’s characters have always been hungry animals, unembarrassed in the face of blood and guts. Becca Rothfeld, The New Yorker, "The Violent Insights of Bohumil Hrabal," 19 Nov. 2019 Its unembarrassed religiosity and warmly asserted Christianity were beautiful, and refreshing. Peggy Noonan, WSJ, "History Gives George Bush His Due," 6 Dec. 2018 In both economic and social relations, the pursuit of private advantage is increasingly unconcealed and unembarrassed. Jeffrey Collins, WSJ, "‘Power, Pleasure, and Profit’ Review: Self-Mastery Versus Self-Interest," 5 Oct. 2018 More than 300 unembarrassed bicyclists will pedal through downtown New Orleans on June 9 in various states of undress, as the annual World Naked Bike Ride NOLA hits the road for the tenth time. Doug Maccash, NOLA.com, "New Orleans Naked Bike Ride 2018: the bare facts," 30 May 2018 More significant was its unembarrassed youthfulness, its update of the ballet-in-sneakers tradition. The New York Times, New York Times, "The Best Dance of 2017," 6 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of unembarrassed

1708, in the meaning defined above

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“Unembarrassed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unembarrassed. Accessed 16 May. 2021.

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