unselfconscious

adjective un·self·con·scious \ ˌən-ˌself-ˈkän(t)-shəs \
variants: or less commonly unself-conscious
|Updated on: 8 Jun 2018

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

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

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1866

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