shameless

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj shameless feeling no shame "a shameless imposter","an unblushing apologist for fascism"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Shameless Destitute of shame; wanting modesty; brazen-faced; insensible to disgrace. "Such shameless bards we have.""Shame enough to shame thee, wert thou not shameless ."
    • Shameless Indicating want of modesty, or sensibility to disgrace; indecent; as, a shameless picture or poem.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • shameless Having no shame; lacking in modesty; immodest; impudent; audacious; insensible to disgrace.
    • shameless Done without shame; indicating or characterized by lack of shame; as, a shameless disregard of honesty.
    • shameless Synonyms Unblushing, brazen; profligate, reprobate, abandoned, incorrigible.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Shameless immodest: done without shame: audacious
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Quotations

  • Publius Cornelius Tacitus
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    “All things atrocious and shameless flock from all parts to Rome.”
  • E. M. Cioran
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    “Reason is a whore, surviving by simulation, versatility, and shamelessness.”
  • Marcus T. Cicero
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    “To disregard what the world thinks of us is not only arrogant but utterly shameless.”
  • Brigitte Bardot
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    “I am leaving the town to the invaders: increasingly numerous, mediocre, dirty, badly behaved, shameless tourists.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. scamleás,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. sceamu, scamu, modesty; Ice. skömm, a wound, Ger. scham.

Usage

In literature:

Do you know that it was he who so shamelessly ruined the domestic peace of the centurion?
"Homo Sum, Complete" by Georg Ebers
What was the shameless creature probably whispering to him now?
"Arachne, Complete" by Georg Ebers
He also remembered how shamelessly he and others had mocked at Caesar.
"A Thorny Path [Per Aspera], Complete" by Georg Ebers
Never have I so shamelessly forgotten to play my part as Fool, as at this moment.
"Margery [Gred], Complete A Tale Of Old Nuremberg" by Georg Ebers
Besides, the flushed faces of the young men who had so shamelessly insulted her were beaming before her with the joy of the festival.
"Barbara Blomberg, Complete" by Georg Ebers
Tramps are often shameless; but theyre never sincere.
"Fanny's First Play" by George Bernard Shaw
Hast thou dared to harbour such gross and shameless thoughts in thy muddled imagination?
"The History of Don Quixote, Vol. I., Part 14." by Miguel de Cervantes
Hast thou dared to harbour such gross and shameless thoughts in thy muddled imagination?
"The History of Don Quixote, Vol. I, Complete" by Miguel de Cervantes
With regard to the Unitarians, it has been shamelessly asserted, that I have denied them to be Christians.
"Biographia Literaria" by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Here is shamelessness for you!
"Pamela, or Virtue Rewarded" by Samuel Richardson
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In poetry:

Joyful, joyful, joyful,
as only dogs know how to be happy
with only the autonomy
of their shameless spirit.
"A Dog Has Died" by Pablo Neruda
"Two shameless eyes--two false, sweet eyes--
A sinful brow of sinless white,
Shall hurl, thy soul from high clear skies
To ME, and Stygian night.
""In Exchange For His Soul!"" by Isabella Valancy Crawford
"In sight of peace—from the Narrow Seas
O'er half the world to run—
With a cheated crew, to league anew
With the Goth and the shameless Hun!"
"The Rowers" by Rudyard Kipling
Before the Fall, when we were beautiful
And shameless, and untouched by memory:
Before we were driven out to the laboring world
Of the money and the garbage and the kids
"Reading Pornography in Old Age" by Howard Nemerov
The Moral is: A fox is bound
To be a shameless sinner.
And also: When the cheese comes round
You know it's after dinner.
But (what is only known to few)
The fox is after dinner, too.
"The Sycophantic Fox And The Gullible Raven" by Guy Wetmore Carryl
Deathless shall be the death, the name be nameless;
Sterile of stars his twilight time of breath;
With fire of hell shall shame consume him shameless,
And dying, all the night darken his death.
"Mater Triumphalis" by Algernon Charles Swinburne

In news:

Making the story a shameless Rocky rip-off, for another.
The shameless actions of our elected officials is downright sad.
The loud and shameless desperation of male vanity run amok haunts hit shows.
Marion Cotillard stars in the shamelessly romantic 'Rust and Bone'.
Macy in a scene from " Shameless " season 3 in Chicago.
Shameless Plugging by The Intern.
Shameless accounts of 'granny fraud'.
I have been watching the new series Shameless on showtime its on Sunday nights and then of course replays throughout the week between it and Californication I would have to say Showtime hit a couple of hrs.
Bradley Whitford Joins ' Shameless '.
Bradley Whitford will get a taste of the Gallagher clan on Shameless .
When putting together my Top 10 of 2011, the dramedy " Shameless " was the one I was most conflicted about.
Engage in Shameless Self Promotion.
The scandal of shameless love.
Entertainment News Vanessa Bell Calloway returns to Shameless .
A shameless plug for a new father's pride.
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In science:

Since this is a conference proceedings report, I have shamelessly concentrated on my own work – see the original papers for more comprehensive references. I am also grateful to the members of CITA for their hospitality during the writing of this article.
New physics from the Cosmic Microwave Background
The examples provided here (ringdown tests of the black hole “no-hair” theorem, bosonic superradiant instabilities in rotating black holes and gravitational-wave tests of massive scalar-tensor theories) are shamelessly biased towards recent research by myself and my collaborators.
Astrophysical black holes as natural laboratories for fundamental physics and strong-field gravity
Material has to change radial scale by perhaps nine orders of magnitude and lose something like five orders of magnitude of specific angular momentum. (Phinney 1994 makes this point particularly clearly not only in words but with a wonderful cartoon which I shamelessly stole for my talk at this conference).
The AGN/Normal Galaxy Connection : Summary
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