un·​self·​con·​scious | \ ˌən-ˌself-ˈkän(t)-shəs \
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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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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The actors, Vinberg foremost among them, are wonderfully unselfconscious, preoccupied not with the cliches of adolescence—looks, for one—but with less tangible qualities. Eve Macsweeney, Vogue, "Skate Kitchen Is Chock-Full of Memorable Characters," 10 Aug. 2018 Pike has mastered this mix, but in an unselfconscious way. Janine Di Giovanni, Town & Country, "Hollywood Chameleon Rosamund Pike Tackles the Life Story of War Correspondent Marie Colvin," 15 Nov. 2018 Elijah Rayman is totally unselfconscious as Oliver, playing to his fellow cast members instead of working the crowd for cheers and tears. Terry Teachout, WSJ, "‘Twelfth Night’ and ‘Oliver!’ Reviews: Applause Outdoors and for Orphans," 2 Aug. 2018 His ironic, unselfconscious humor can be contagious. Alison Rose, Town & Country, "Park Avenue's Pet Whisperer," 3 Sep. 2014 But, unlike Bywater, these blocks were alive with all manner of people and activity, dynamic and unselfconscious, the corner stores all still corner stores, not an Edison bulb nor craft cocktail nor subway tile in sight. Anne Gisleson, Curbed, "Bywater faces its future," 23 May 2018 Franky, playing the father with unselfconscious charm, is contagiously cheerful and carefree. Deborah Young, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Shoplifters' ('Manbiki Kazoku'): Film Review | Cannes 2018," 14 May 2018 Her son was always an unselfconscious mix of strength and sweetness, Morency Gannon said. Laura Crimaldi, BostonGlobe.com, "Two lives. Nothing in common. Then a fatal encounter on Cape Cod," 18 Apr. 2018 The insecure Earl hates himself; Morse’s blissfully unselfconscious Ogie is completely comfortable with himself, freeing him to madly and selflessly love another. Mike Fischer, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Soulful sisterhood is baked into the musical 'Waitress'," 3 Jan. 2018

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1866, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of unselfconscious was in 1866

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English Language Learners Definition of unselfconscious

: confident and comfortable : not self-conscious

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