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English definition of “shameless”


adjective    /ˈʃeɪm·ləs/
being something you should be ashamed of: It was a shameless display of cowardice . Shameless also means done without worrying about whether your actions are right or wrong : When the senator wanted something from a colleague , he first resorted to shameless flattery . shameless manipulation of the press
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