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[uhn-self-kon-shuh s] /ˌʌn sɛlfˈkɒn ʃəs/
not self-conscious; without affectation or pretense:
an unselfconscious manner.
Origin of unselfconscious
1830-40; un-1 + self-conscious
Related forms
unselfconsciously, adverb
unselfconsciousness, noun Unabridged
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  • But this special interest in us is rare, for we are seldom in the blessed mood of unselfconscious joy and love.

    The Poetry Of Robert Browning Stopford A. Brooke
  • But even Spain could not make me unselfconscious enough to support that test.

    Poor Folk in Spain Jan Gordon
  • Now, John Blanchemain, as I have previously mentioned, was an unselfconscious sort of fellow.

    My Friend Prospero Henry Harland
  • She noticed his carelessness, the unselfconscious way in which he smiled at the clerk and paused to buy some cigars.

    Gargoyles Ben Hecht
  • Being in all respects natural and unselfconscious, it is not to be wondered at that Miranda was inconsistent.

    The Heart of the Ancient Wood Charles G. D. Roberts
  • She was almost as unselfconscious as he, but had her nation's shrinking from any public expression of emotion.

    The Nest Builder Beatrice Forbes-Robertson Hale
  • When these unselfconscious fellows are startled into selfconsciousness, I fancy they take it hard.

    My Friend Prospero Henry Harland
British Dictionary definitions for unselfconscious


not unduly aware of oneself as the object of attention of others
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