un·​em·​bar·​rassed ˌən-im-ˈber-əst How to pronounce unembarrassed (audio)
: not embarrassed: such as
: 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
: not constrained or encumbered
… a tone which seemed unembarrassed by any doubt of the most cordial reception.Sir Walter Scott

Examples of unembarrassed in a Sentence

he seemed thoroughly unembarrassed by his sycophantic behavior at the company party
Recent Examples on the Web The novel runs on that energy — heady, unembarrassed joy; the dork sublime — and, in particular, the high of finding a kindred spirit. Sophia Nguyen, Washington Post, 10 Aug. 2023 Wilt, being unembarrassed and unashamed of his own desires, created an environment where other stars were able to demand their share of the pie. Corbin Smith, Rolling Stone, 15 July 2023 The other actors are professional, but their effect is muted by Hunter’s deliberate remoteness — the unembarrassed self-pity that does not advance the deep empathy summoned by more-skillful gay playwrights of an earlier era such as Terence Rattigan, William Inge, and Tennessee Williams. Armond White, National Review, 15 Mar. 2023 Some argue that Rockwell’s America was impossibly idealized: the sunny optimism, the unembarrassed patriotism, the unified striving for the goodness that life can offer. Bob Greene, WSJ, 5 July 2022 The Republicans’ unembarrassed witch hunt against Omar, one of the only members of Congress who actively uses her platform to speak truth against foreign despotism everywhere, says it all about the GOP. Prem Thakker, The New Republic, 2 Feb. 2023 In Study 1, participants watched an embarrassed or unembarrassed confederate dancing to music while either remaining objective or engaging in perspective-taking. Ncbi Rofl, Discover Magazine, 12 Dec. 2011 Western countries don’t have this type of leadership anymore: unembarrassed, defiant belief in a cause. Tom McTague, The Atlantic, 28 Feb. 2022 Cruise is our last movie star, a fanatical entertainment machine, a no-days-off nation-state of unembarrassed charisma. Taylor Antrim, Vogue, 27 May 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1708, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unembarrassed was in 1708

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“Unembarrassed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unembarrassed. Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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