un·​self·​con·​scious | \ ˌən-ˌself-ˈkän(t)-shəs How to pronounce unselfconscious (audio) \
variants: or less commonly unself-conscious

Definition of unselfconscious

: not self-conscious Ray's humility … was profound and unselfconscious and one of the most astonishing things about him.— Jay McInerney unselfconscious laughter

Other Words from unselfconscious

unselfconsciously or less commonly unself-consciously adverb
speaking/laughing unselfconsciously It is the architect's duty, therefore, to create unselfconsciously beautiful structures that bring harmony and order to the world. — Jon Krakauer
unselfconsciousness or less commonly unself-consciousness noun

Examples of unselfconscious in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The designer said he was inspired by the unselfconscious, playful sexiness found in the early James Bond films. Demetrius Simms, Robb Report, 7 June 2022 The ease of lingo, the casual, unselfconscious rock ’n’ roll swagger in time with hip-hop’s lean: a brilliant ploy of joshing synthesis, perhaps. New York Times, 14 Mar. 2022 Houston is radiant and unselfconscious in front of the camera, writes Marshall, who regarded her with maternal concern. Washington Post, 11 Feb. 2022 The girl’s relaxed left arm is looped under the arm of an adult, Mann herself, in a manner evoking the fond, unselfconscious dependence — the dependability — of family. Sebastian Smee, Washington Post, 9 Feb. 2022 To advertise that confidence with an unselfconscious, open-mouthed, haplessly disarming smile — to resist the urge, in other words, to fake an air of supercilious self-importance — is the very best thing. Washington Post, 26 Jan. 2022 Its most recent albums have been welcoming and unselfconscious; when performing, the band acts as though its mixture of emotional appeal, pop kitsch, and political sloganeering is utterly unremarkable. Joshua Rothman, The New Yorker, 8 Aug. 2021 Through protest and through quarantine, these spontaneous, unselfconscious gestures of familiarity and kinship feel necessary for our survival. Safy-hallan Farah, Rolling Stone, 21 Apr. 2021 Sallée’s model’s pose, with her arms up, removing the pins from her hairpiece, is more reminiscent of Degas’s unselfconscious bathers than of Ingres’s chilly neoclassicism. Washington Post, 7 Apr. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of unselfconscious

1866, in the meaning defined above

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“Unselfconscious.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unselfconscious. Accessed 14 Aug. 2022.

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