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[uhn-uh-sheymd] /ˌʌn əˈʃeɪmd/
not ashamed; not restrained by embarrassment or consciousness of moral guilt:
a liar unashamed even after public disgrace.
open; unconcealed; unabashed:
to eat with unashamed gusto.
Origin of unashamed
1590-1600; un-1 + ashamed
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[uhn-uh-shey-mid-lee] /ˌʌn əˈʃeɪ mɪd li/ (Show IPA),
unashamedness, noun Unabridged
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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


lacking moral restraints
not embarrassed, contrite, or apologetic
Derived Forms
unashamedly (ˌʌnəˈʃeɪmɪdlɪ) adverb
unashamedness, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for unashamed

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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