Definition of shameless in English:

shameless

Syllabification: shame·less
Pronunciation: /ˈSHāmləs
 
/

adjective

(Of a person or their conduct) characterized by or showing a lack of shame: his shameless hypocrisy
More example sentences
  • I'm pretty shameless about that, because at a certain point that becomes your challenge because you get bored.
  • Each time I met this shameless fellow, my first instinct was to slap him and tell him to get lost.
  • He was shameless, he knew what buttons to push and readily did so.
Synonyms
flagrant, blatant, barefaced, overt, brazen, brash, audacious, outrageous, undisguised, unconcealed, transparent; immodest, indecorous; unabashed, unashamed, unblushing, unrepentant

Origin

Old English sc(e)amlēas (see shame, -less).

Derivatives

shamelessly

adverb
More example sentences
  • The body was still there, blatantly and shamelessly laughing at the reign of the blasphemous.
  • Moreover, elements galore are shamelessly pilfered from Star Wars.
  • Now, one of the most popular groups in this particular style of music actually began as a group covering songs from the groups they shamelessly emulate.

shamelessness

noun
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  • Paul gave evidence of my promiscuity and of my shamelessness in seducing him away from his betrothed for the satisfaction of my base lustful cravings.
  • As the postscript to ‘Curry, Cricket, and Cramps’ suggests, shamelessness is a function of the narrative act itself; it is the willingness to speak about what is ‘not publicly-aired enough.’
  • It would mean untangling the strains of triumphalism that run through American culture, from the way we celebrate victories on the sports field to the festivals of public shamelessness and humiliation visible on ‘reality’ TV shows.

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