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unashamed

[uhn-uh-sheymd] /ˌʌn əˈʃeɪmd/
adjective
1.
not ashamed; not restrained by embarrassment or consciousness of moral guilt:
a liar unashamed even after public disgrace.
2.
open; unconcealed; unabashed:
to eat with unashamed gusto.
Origin of unashamed
1590-1600
1590-1600; un-1 + ashamed
Related forms
unashamedly
[uhn-uh-shey-mid-lee] /ˌʌn əˈʃeɪ mɪd li/ (Show IPA),
adverb
unashamedness, noun
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  • But she squared her shoulders and stood up, straight and unashamed.

    Rebecca Mary Annie Hamilton Donnell
  • "Well, I'm not letting them starve," was the unashamed admission.

    Making People Happy Thompson Buchanan
  • I am glad the time has come when we can sit as men and women and hear the truth and be unashamed.

  • She was the very dawn of life herself, untarnished, unfatigued, unashamed.

    Margarita's Soul Ingraham Lovell
  • Shame spent itself and made us unashamed, so small a thing it seemed compared with satisfying love.

  • He walked home with her unashamed, feeling not at all like a rejected suitor.

    A Room With A View E. M. Forster
  • Of their last meeting and parting she told, without reserve, unashamed, even to her kissing the Cross on his breast.

    The Unknown Sea Clemence Housman
  • Said he; “It is the wont of the Gods to lie, and be unashamed, and men-folk must bear with it.”

    The House of the Wolfings William Morris
British Dictionary definitions for unashamed

unashamed

/ˌʌnəˈʃeɪmd/
adjective
1.
lacking moral restraints
2.
not embarrassed, contrite, or apologetic
Derived Forms
unashamedly (ˌʌnəˈʃeɪmɪdlɪ) adverb
unashamedness, noun
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Word Origin and History for unashamed
adj.

c.1500, implied in unashamedness, from un- (1) + ashamed. Related: Unashamedly.

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