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shameless

[sheym-lis] /ˈʃeɪm lɪs/
adjective
1.
lacking any sense of shame: immodest; audacious.
2.
insensible to disgrace.
3.
showing no shame.
Origin
900
before 900; Middle English; Old English sceamlēas. See shame, -less
Related forms
shamelessly, adverb
shamelessness, noun
Can be confused
shameless, shameful.
Synonyms
1. brazen, indecent, impudent, bold, unabashed, unashamed. 2. hardened, unprincipled, corrupt.
Antonyms
1. modest.
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British Dictionary definitions for shamelessness

shameless

/ˈʃeɪmlɪs/
adjective
1.
having no sense of shame; brazen
2.
done without shame; without decency or modesty
Derived Forms
shamelessly, adverb
shamelessness, noun
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Word Origin and History for shamelessness

shameless

adj.

Old English scamleas "shameless, impudent, immodest;" see shame (n.) + -less. Related: Shamelessly; shamelessness. Cf. Old Norse skammlauss, Dutch schaamteloos, Old High German scamalos, German schamlos.

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