shameless


shameless
[[t]ʃe͟ɪmləs[/t]]
ADJ-GRADED (disapproval)
If you describe someone as shameless, you mean that they should be ashamed of their behaviour, which is unacceptable to other people.

...a shameless attempt to stifle democratic debate.

...a shameless hustler and dealer in stolen goods.

Derived words:
shamelessly ADV-GRADED ADV with v, ADV adj

...a shamelessly lazy week-long trip.


English dictionary. 2008.

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