Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state or character of being shameless; utter want of shame; lack of sensibility to disgrace or dishonor; impudence.
- n. uncountable The state or characteristic of being shameless.
- n. countable, rare An utterance or action which is shameless.
- n. behavior marked by a bold defiance of the proprieties and lack of shame
- From shameless + -ness (Wiktionary)
“To appeal to the traditional Indian psyche and make it more inclusive, the organizers softened the word "slut" by adding the Hindi word "shamelessness" to the title of the march.”
“Zafon's shamelessness is matched only by the magnificence of his prose, which lovingly captures the dark-and-stormy-night campiness with reckless abandon, and occasionally ventures into surprisingly insightful territory.”
“For what is this shamelessness, which is so evil a thing, but the insolent refusal to regard the opinion of the better by reason of an over – daring sort of liberty?”
“But when one is only shamelessness, that is what is shown.”
“Now certain vices are opposed to shamefacedness, namely shamelessness and inordinate prudery.”
“In the midst of this shamelessness, which is perhaps still going on in some shape or other even at the present day, only one voice of accusation and self-correction resounded -- the voice of a man whose soul could not endure that self-deception.”
“When was this system of misnomers introduced? and can a more signal specimen of this kind of shamelessness be mentioned than that which is afforded by the fate of Thorndike's _De ratione ac jure finiendi”
“The "shamelessness" the Guardian opines about is typical, but not surprising.”
“Leading Saudi clerics have condemned the gyms and clubs as "shamelessness" and warned that women would be tempted to leave their homes and neglect their husbands and children.”
“The Santo Domingo building NOW … What's that "shamelessness"?”
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For the Anniversary of My Death
by W.S. Merwin
Every year without knowing it I have passed the day
When the last fires will wave to me
And the silence will set out...
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