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[uhn-uh-basht] /ˌʌn əˈbæʃt/
not ashamed, disconcerted, or apologetic; boldly certain of one's position.
Origin of unabashed
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unabashedly, adverb Unabridged
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  • My father used to be an unabashed hunter who lived for deer season.
  • Under the thin veneer of economic growth lies a society where greed and unabashed corruption rule the day.
  • Who would tell us, with unabashed eagerness, to taste the fruit of the trees.
  • Writers are usually unabashed about claiming authorship for their work.
  • For any gourmet of cultural criticism with an unabashed taste for truth, this is the prime-cut book of the year.
  • The unabashed expression of xenophobia deeply rooted in insularity.
  • And on the grill, coals that hiss their unabashed longing for meat.
  • Brazen, unabashed, flat out defense of the whopping profits this industry has been showing.
  • Her arms were finally bared for the well-bred audience to see, but she seemed unabashed.
  • Humiliation soon morphs into relief, then wonder, then unabashed exuberance.
British Dictionary definitions for unabashed


not ashamed, embarrassed, or ill at ease
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for unabashed

1570s, from un- (1) "not" + past participle of abash. Related: Unabashedly.

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