unbuttoned


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un·but·ton·ed

 (ŭn-bŭt′nd)
adj.
1. Not buttoned.
2. Free and unrestrained in expression: unbuttoned humor.

unbuttoned

(ʌnˈbʌtənd)
adj
1. with buttons not fastened
2. informal uninhibited; unrestrained: hours of unbuttoned self-revelation.

un•but•toned

(ʌnˈbʌt nd)

adj.
1. not buttoned.
2. free, open, or informal; unrestrained: unbuttoned humor.
[1575–85]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.unbuttoned - not buttonedunbuttoned - not buttoned; "the wind picked up the hem of her unbuttoned coat"
buttoned, fastened - furnished or closed with buttons or something buttonlike
2.unbuttoned - not under constraint in action or expressionunbuttoned - not under constraint in action or expression; "this unbuttoned and disrespectful age"- Curtis Bok; "unlaced behavior in the neighborhood pub"
unrestrained - not subject to restraint; "unrestrained laughter"
References in classic literature ?
Then he lay flat upon the ground and unbuttoned his jacket, displaying the mass of straw with which he was stuffed.
A Mexican dragoon, for instance, is represented as arrayed in a round blue jacket, with red cuffs and collar; blue velvet breeches, unbuttoned at the knees to show his white stockings; bottinas of deer skin; a round-crowned Andalusian hat, and his hair cued.
I suppose it is that when we are happy the mind reverts instinctively to those with whom formerly we shared our exaltations and depressions, and je t'eu ai trop dit, dans le bon temps, mon gros Prosper, and you always listened to me too imperturbably, with your pipe in your mouth, your waistcoat unbuttoned, for me not to feel that I can count upon your sympathy to-day.
When he saw the first hussar with the unbuttoned uniform of his regiment, when he recognized red-haired Dementyev and saw the picket ropes of the roan horses, when Lavrushka gleefully shouted to his master, "The count has come
He was dressed in a suit of ample dimensions, loose neckerchief, open shirtcollar, disclosing a robust neck; his cuffs were invariably unbuttoned, through which appeared a pair of red hands.
With rapid, bony fingers he unbuttoned his coat, revealing a shirt, bronze waistcoat buttons, and a watch chain, and quickly pulled out a fat old pocketbook.
He unbuttoned her habit, loosened her collar, felt her hands and wrist, then started up and looked wildly round him for help.
Whereupon I first unbuttoned my coat, and pulled it off.
Under the railway bridge I found a group of soldiers--sappers, I think, men in small round caps, dirty red jackets unbuttoned, and showing their blue shirts, dark trousers, and boots coming to the calf.
The wet snow was falling in big flakes; I unbuttoned myself, regardless of it.
Yet the very fact that I was full of a strong desire to win caused this gambling for gain, in spite of its attendant squalor, to contain, if you will, something intimate, something sympathetic, to my eyes: for it is always pleasant to see men dispensing with ceremony, and acting naturally, and in an unbuttoned mood.
Her hand remained in his, and as the carriage lurched across the gang-plank onto the ferry he bent over, unbuttoned her tight brown glove, and kissed her palm as if he had kissed a relic.