shameless

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English shameles, shamelees, schameles, schomeles, schomeleas, from Old English sċeamlēas, scamlēas (without shame; shameless), from Proto-Germanic *skamalausaz (shameless), equivalent to shame +‎ -less.

Cognate with West Frisian skamteleas (shameless), Dutch schaamteloos (shameless), German schamlos (shameless), Danish skamløs (shameless), Swedish skamlös (shameless), Icelandic skammlaus (shameless; unashamed).

Adjective[edit]

shameless (comparative more shameless, superlative most shameless)

  1. having no shame, no guilt nor remorse over something considered wrong; immodest; unable to feel disgrace

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