Definition of shameless in US English:

shameless

adjective

  • (of a person or their conduct) characterized by or showing a lack of shame.

    ‘his shameless hypocrisy’
    • ‘I'm pretty shameless about that, because at a certain point that becomes your challenge because you get bored.’
    • ‘But bravo for having the sort of artistic chutzpah to inject New Zealand's art scene with some shameless vitality.’
    • ‘And in my opinion, the documentary last night was a pretty shameless attempt to exploit this very fact…’
    • ‘Even there, though, he has included scenes of shameless exposition and eye-glazing high-finance talk.’
    • ‘He is shameless when it comes to putting Japanese workers and interests first.’
    • ‘If this story has a familiar ring about it, it's more than likely a result of shameless Hollywood plagiarism of the two men's lives.’
    • ‘The town council decides something must be done about the girls' shameless behaviour, but they never seem able to act on this decision.’
    • ‘He was shameless, he knew what buttons to push and readily did so.’
    • ‘And, of course, there was the shameless promotion of the vehicle offering these artists the chance to promote shamelessly.’
    • ‘He was being called dangerous, brazen and shameless.’
    • ‘The success of the film relies on its shameless embrace of conformity.’
    • ‘Are judge and jury, who are after all in the end only one of us, really going to be taken in by all this shameless role-playing?’
    • ‘Gone is the shameless arrogance and empire building of the previous incumbents.’
    • ‘Flirting is second nature to you and you are almost shameless when it comes to practicing your flirting style.’
    • ‘Each time I met this shameless fellow, my first instinct was to slap him and tell him to get lost.’
    • ‘Faced with the shameless hypocrisy of their Big Lie, the advocates resorted to petty little lies.’
    • ‘It's women like you that promote shameless propaganda that all men are to be seen as being sexually driven, only striving to plant their seed.’
    • ‘It's a shameless, derivative, silly movie - and thoroughly entertaining.’
    • ‘She may not remember her past life, but she had the feeling that she was not shameless.’
    • ‘Are you a shameless attention-seeker who can only get ego-gratification by having many people compliment you?’
    flagrant, blatant, barefaced, overt, brazen, brash, audacious, outrageous, undisguised, unconcealed, transparent
    brazen, bold, forward, immodest, indecorous, wanton, abandoned
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Origin

Old English sc(e)amlēas (see shame, -less).

Pronunciation

shameless

/ˈSHāmləs//ˈʃeɪmləs/