shamelessness


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shame·less

 (shām′lĭs)
adj.
1. Feeling no shame; impervious to disgrace.
2. Marked by a lack of shame: a shameless lie.

shame′less·ly adv.
shame′less·ness n.
Synonyms: shameless, brazen, barefaced, brash1, impudent, unblushing
These adjectives apply to that which defies social or moral proprieties and is marked by a bold lack of shame. Shameless implies a lack of modesty, sense of decency, or regard for others' rights or feelings: a shameless liar; a shameless accusation. Brazen suggests flagrant, insolent audacity: a brazen impostor; brazen arrogance. Barefaced specifies undisguised brazenness: a barefaced hypocrite; a barefaced lie. Brash stresses impetuousness, lack of tact, and often crass indifference to consequences or to considerations of decency: a brash newcomer; brash demands. Impudent suggests offensive boldness or effrontery: an impudent student; an impudent misrepresentation. Unblushing implies an inappropriate lack of shame or embarrassment: an unblushing apologist; unblushing obsequiousness.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.shamelessness - behavior marked by a bold defiance of the proprieties and lack of shame
boldness, hardihood, hardiness, daring - the trait of being willing to undertake things that involve risk or danger; "the proposal required great boldness"; "the plan required great hardiness of heart"
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Translations
إنْعِدام الخَجَل او الحَياء
nestoudnost
skamløshed
szégyentelenség
blygîunarleysi
nehanebnosť
utanmazlık

shamelessness

[ˈʃeɪmlɪsnɪs] Ndescaro m, desvergüenza f
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shamelessness

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shamelessness

[ˈʃeɪmlɪsnɪs] n (see adj) → sfrontatezza, spudoratezza
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shame

(ʃeim) noun
1. (often with at) an unpleasant feeling caused by awareness of guilt, fault, foolishness or failure. I was full of shame at my rudeness; He felt no shame at his behaviour.
2. dishonour or disgrace. The news that he had accepted bribes brought shame on his whole family.
3. (with a) a cause of disgrace or a matter for blame. It's a shame to treat a child so cruelly.
4. (with a) a pity. What a shame that he didn't get the job!
verb
1. (often with into) to force or persuade to do something by making ashamed. He was shamed into paying his share.
2. to cause to have a feeling of shame. His cowardice shamed his parents.
ˈshameful adjective
disgraceful. shameful behaviour.
ˈshamefully adverb
ˈshamefulness noun
ˈshameless adjective
1. without shame; blatant. a shameless liar; shameless deception.
2. not modest. a shameless woman.
ˈshamelessly adverb
ˈshamelessness noun
ˈshamefaced adjective
showing shame or embarrassment. He was very shamefaced about his mistake.
put to shame
to make feel ashamed of something or to make seem to be of poor quality by showing greater excellence. Your beautiful drawing puts me/mine to shame.
to my/his etc shame
it is a cause of shame to me, him etc that. To my shame, my daughter always beats me at chess.
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References in classic literature ?
As I lounged upon the green bank, I lazily watched these parodies of humanity as they were tossed hither and thither with humourous indignity by the breeze, remarking to myself on the quaint shamelessness with which we thus expose to the public view garments which at other times we are at such bashful pains to conceal.
I had the shamelessness to tap softly at the screen as though to remind her....She started, sprang up, and flew to seek her kerchief, her hat, her coat, as though making her escape from me....Two minutes later she came from behind the screen and looked with heavy eyes at me.
see here, senor governor, the shamelessness and boldness of this villain, who in the middle of the town, in the middle of the street, wanted to take from me the purse your worship bade him give me."
For instance as to her shamelessness. She was always ready to run half naked about the hills.
'Well, what then?' said he, with the calm insolence of mingled shamelessness and desperation.
For the man who gives willingly, even though he gives a great thing, rejoices in his gift and is glad in heart; but whoever gives way to shamelessness and takes something himself, even though it be a small thing, it freezes his heart.
There was something, not only in the shamelessness of the declaration itself, but in the fierce pleasure that the speaker seemed to feel in making it, which struck the circle of listeners, Sir Patrick included, with a momentary chill.
This intense desire of secrecy; of secrecy dark, destroying, profound, discreet like a grave, possessed him with the strength of a hallucination--seemed to spread itself to inanimate objects that had been the daily companions of his life, affected with a taint of enmity every single thing within the faithful walls that would stand forever between the shamelessness of facts and the indignation of mankind.
'Their stock-in-trade is a little coloured water and a very great shamelessness. Their prey are broken-down kings and overfed Bengalis.
What matters is not substance, but consistency: "Bring with you, then, as the principal thing, ignorance; secondly recklessness, and thereto effrontery and shamelessness. Modesty, respectability, self-restraint, and blushes may be left at home, for they are useless and somewhat of a hindrance to the matter in hand ...
Summary: Frankfurt [Germany], Aug 13 (ANI): Pakistan's outcry over the developments in Kashmir and its advocacy for the human rights of Kashmiris shows the height of hypocrisy and shamelessness when compared to the 72 years of their illegal occupation of Balochistan, said Hammal Haider, foreign spokesman of the Baloch National Movement.
This is the height of shamelessness,' said Justice Ahmed.