When you're unashamed, you're proud or bold. If you're an unashamed cat lover, you're more than happy to show your friends the hundreds of photos of your cat on your phone.

To be unashamed is to act in a completely open way, without any embarrassment or shame. You should be unashamed about your love for soap operas, even if your friends think they're silly: you find them fun and relaxing after a long day at school. Unashamed adds the "not" prefix un- to ashamed, "feeling shame."

Definitions of unashamed

adj used of persons or their behavior; feeling no shame

audacious, bald-faced, barefaced, bodacious, brassy, brazen, brazen-faced, insolent
unrestrained by convention or propriety
shameless, unblushing
feeling no shame
unabashed, unembarrassed
not embarrassed
impenitent, unremorseful, unrepentant
not penitent or remorseful
feeling shame or guilt or embarrassment or remorse
discredited, disgraced, dishonored, shamed
suffering shame
embarrassed, humiliated, mortified
made to feel uncomfortable because of shame or wounded pride
guilty, hangdog, shamed, shamefaced
showing a sense of guilt
shamefaced, sheepish
showing a sense of shame
penitent, repentant
feeling or expressing remorse for misdeeds
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