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Impossible to shock, horrify, or disgust.‘most doctors are fairly unshockable’
liberal, tolerant, open-minded, forbearing, indulgent, receptive, progressive, freethinking, permissive, libertarian, unshockableView synonyms
- ‘It's profoundly disturbing and darkly comic - and the irksome chum who claims to be unshockable will probably never speak to you again, thus negating the need for a Christmas gift in 2003.’
- ‘Even the unshockable viewers of BBC's Room 101 this summer were offended by Milligan's wish that he suffer ‘an early death’ or leprosy.’
- ‘We may consider ourselves worldly wise and unshockable these days, but then something comes along to make us think again.’
- ‘My time in Paris has made me unshockable, I'm afraid.’
- ‘The Franz Kafka Big Band is sure to surprise even the most unshockable.’
- ‘The networks, it seems, have found out that the kind of viewers they were chasing - young, unshockable and preferably intoxicated - didn't actually watch much television.’
- ‘Luckily too, I was fairly unshockable and tolerated various and sometimes strange kinds of human behaviour.’
- ‘When it comes to issues surrounding childbirth I tend to think of myself as well-nigh unshockable.’
- ‘I thought they prided themselves on being unshockable.’
- ‘Now, he says, we are all so jaded that we are almost unshockable.’
- ‘Young, eager and unshockable, the maid arrives in the prim household, an unwelcome and disruptive presence for her condescending hosts.’
- ‘She's lippy and gives the impression of being unshockable.’
- ‘I thought I was pretty unshockable, but this incident has really got to me.’
- ‘And the details have proved surprising, even for a country that prides itself on its mature, unshockable attitude to life between the sheets.’
- ‘I spent my life in the Army and am probably unshockable, but these lewd gnomes are an unacceptable sight for the many women who have asked me if I could do something about having them removed.’
- ‘Meanwhile, the public has become unshockable about sex and unconcerned about Presidential adultery.’
- ‘And it really did shock a society, which we've been told in the past is unshockable given three years of suicide bombings and other attacks.’
- ‘I said that actually it was interesting, because this situation tested the truth of my claim to be unshockable.’
- ‘My next strategy has been to remain unshockable, to blunt whatever little swords my precious boy manages to pick up.’
- ‘His staff were trained to draw people out, to use words they were comfortable with, to control their reactions to people's intimate revelations so that they were seen as non-judgemental and unshockable.’
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