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

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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 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 The artist accompanied the releases across 2020 with a string of videos that found the lanky, unselfconscious Gendel dancing and vogueing in various environmentsand cruising in a low rider. Randall Roberts, Los Angeles Times, 24 Mar. 2021 But Alexandra Margarita Russo still radiated the essential Disney-girl quality: a spunky, unselfconscious precocity and confidence. Jia Tolentino, Vogue, 9 Mar. 2021 Instagram feed has been a constant stream of unselfconscious best-life-living throughout lockdown, but on Tuesday the lifestyle media mogul and former model might have outdone herself. April Long, Town & Country, 23 July 2020 That comes with a splash of defensiveness — the desire to protect this unavoidable, immutable and generally unselfconscious presentation that signals a whole way of life. Jon Caramanica, New York Times, 11 Apr. 2020 Just a sunset, a stage, a really good story and a troupe of irresistibly unselfconscious extroverts to tell it. Margaret Gray, latimes.com, 28 June 2019 But the quality of eccentricity here is such that people are rather gentle and slightly unselfconscious and, oddly enough, quite unsnobby. Simon Usborne, Town & Country, 5 Aug. 2019

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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 19 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of unselfconscious

: confident and comfortable : not self-conscious


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