Definition of unselfconscious in English:



  • Not suffering from or exhibiting self-consciousness; not shy or embarrassed.

    ‘his behaviour was natural and unselfconscious’
    • ‘Everyone is surprisingly unselfconscious about their bodies and far from being disturbed about seeking leisure within a mass of pollution.’
    • ‘Caine and Freeman are refreshingly wry presences in a very heavy film, and Oldman gives the sort of strong, character-driven, unselfconscious performance that we've come to expect of him but never praise him enough for.’
    • ‘The non-conceptual, non-theoretically based, expressionist, unselfconscious artists will just have to wait - but they may be waiting a very long time.’
    • ‘That said, he is a terrific diarist, unselfconscious and candid to an alarming degree.’
    • ‘We had immersed ourselves in Alex the soldier-poet, artist and writer; publishing a book of his art and letters, creating a Web site, letting the unselfconscious narration of his own life affect so many who never knew him.’
    • ‘The Right prefers the invisible hand of a market - decentralized, unselfconscious, uncoordinated - to a body in which deliberate choices about how to govern are made.’
    • ‘It was something I'd heard of, and I was prepared to sneer or cringe as two low-brows reduced films to thumbs up or down and was delighted to find a programme which featured unselfconscious intelligent discussion.’
    • ‘I wish I still dreamt about hanging out with B-list rock stars, being admired just because I was precious, and living a life completely unselfconscious.’
    • ‘The audience were mostly men in their forties, reliving their adolescence with unselfconscious glee (and, latterly, gimpy dancing).’
    • ‘Babies are born full of unselfconscious self-confidence but, by the time most of them become toddlers, this self-confidence has been lost and they see themselves not being acceptable to their families.’
    • ‘Nor had she been able to see me dance as a child: unrestricted totally unselfconscious, innocent and devoid of the fear of others’ opinions.’
    • ‘The flow is effortless and unselfconscious, going from one bit to another without calling attention to the transitions but without feeling like an epic megamix, either.’
    • ‘The wooded setting and the ‘good day’ of hunting in the open air naturalize the brutality and remind us of the charms of unselfconscious subjectivity.’
    • ‘Komon's style was flamboyant and unselfconscious.’
    • ‘Come celebrate with the young artists in attendance as they inject fresh colour, life, scent, spirit, humour and unselfconscious whimsy into our art scene.’
    • ‘Fair himself is a bewildering stage presence - gloriously unselfconscious, gleefully sounding out lyrics as if he's just invented them - while the reliable Fanclub provide a beautiful backdrop.’
    • ‘Everyone agrees there is a lot more to do, but for now he has made Naples the most exciting of all Italian cities to visit, in the first flush of its re-emergence: dynamic, unselfconscious, and as distinctive as it has always been.’
    • ‘Indian classical music must be valued in itself, but in the present climate it must also be cherished for its effortless and unselfconscious contributions to religious harmony.’
    • ‘The overall effect of the chalked pattern was a simple design structure, done in a fairly carefree, unselfconscious and expressionistic way.’
    • ‘Though it's anybody's guess what he made of the script, Malkovich appears as himself in the film, submitting willingly to the less than gentle treatment of his character and giving a superbly unselfconscious performance.’
    uninhibited, liberated, extrovert, outgoing, unrestrained, expressive, open, affable, talkative, effusive, demonstrative, unconstrained, unselfconscious, bold, communicative, expansive, ebullient, exuberant, gushing, outspoken, frank, candid, warm
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