unselfconscious

adjective

un·​self·​con·​scious ˌən-ˌself-ˈkän(t)-shəs How to pronounce unselfconscious (audio)
variants or less commonly unself-conscious
: not self-conscious
Ray's humility … was profound and unselfconscious and one of the most astonishing things about him.Jay McInerney
unselfconscious laughter
unselfconsciously adverb
or less commonly unself-consciously
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 noun
or less commonly unself-consciousness

Examples of unselfconscious in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Before an injury took her out of the season, Tiler Peck, partnered by the scrupulous Tyler Angle, displayed a sweeping, unselfconscious musicality seemingly driven from deep within. Gia Kourlas, New York Times, 8 Mar. 2024 Don’t forget comfortable places to sit: The result should be inviting, beautiful and unselfconscious. Marty Ross, Kansas City Star, 31 Jan. 2024 Ever since Timothée Chalamet blipped onto the greater public’s radar with Call Me by Your Name in 2017, the young actor has proven to be versatile, charismatic, remarkably unselfconscious, and able to both amplify and weaponize his attractiveness (see: Lady Bird or, better yet, Bones and All). David Fear, Rolling Stone, 14 Dec. 2023 On the summer solstice, a national holiday honoring Indigenous peoples, youth Guardian Hunter Lyall doesn’t rustle from bed until close to 5 p.m. At his home overlooking the bay, his lawn is an unselfconscious workplace full of all manner of engines, tools, and carcasses of hunted animals. Sara Miller Llana, The Christian Science Monitor, 11 Dec. 2023 But there’s a similar unselfconscious art-nerd energy going on here. Matt Wake | Mwake@al.com, al, 10 Aug. 2023 How about Amy Sedaris and Maria Bamford and their unselfconscious and uncomfortable personae? Daniel Fienberg, The Hollywood Reporter, 31 July 2023 Eventually, a viewing of Attack on Titan over a holiday break prompted Garland to take the scene in its ultimate direction, inspired by the show’s unusual, unselfconscious approach to nudity and the human body. Katie Rife, Vulture, 23 May 2022 This ubiquity of unselfconscious ignorance to me explains why the commenter thought that informed pragmatic international intervention was so obviously possible. Razib Khan, Discover Magazine, 15 Sep. 2013

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Word History

First Known Use

1866, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of unselfconscious was in 1866

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“Unselfconscious.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unselfconscious. Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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