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unabashed

English

Etymology

un- + abashed

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Adjective

unabashed (comparative {{{1}}}, superlative {{{2}}})

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unabashed

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  1. Said of someone not disconcerted or embarrassed.
    • 1866, Wilkie Collins, Armadale, Third book, Chapter V,
      For the third time Allan looked at his lawyer. And for the third time his lawyer looked back at him quite unabashed.
    • 1919, Rabindranath Tagore, "Letter to M. K. Gandhi",
      Armed with her utter faith in the goodness she must stand unabashed before the arrogance that scoffs at the power of spirit.
  2. Said of emotions, facts, actions etc., that are not concealed or disguised, or not eliciting shame.
    • 1871, George Eliot, Middlemarch, Chapter 34,
      [] , and when much privacy, elbowed in early life by unabashed vices, is apt to retire into extreme privacy, []
    • 1920, Edith Wharton, The Age of Innocence, Chapter XXV,
      [] ; a balance not artfully calculated, as her tears and her falterings showed, but resulting naturally from her unabashed sincerity.

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