from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Not buttoned.
  • adjective Free and unrestrained in expression.

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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of unbutton.
  • adjective In disarray.
  • adjective Informal, casual.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective not buttoned
  • adjective not under constraint in action or expression


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  • And by "unbuttoned", I mean, seething, foaming at the mouth, climbing the walls, scratching my eyes out/ears bleeding, crazy.

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  • And by "unbuttoned", I mean, seething, foaming at the mouth, climbing the walls, scratching my eyes out/ears bleeding, crazy.

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  • All Purcell's choruses, however, are not of Handelian mould, for he wrote many that are sheer loveliness from beginning to end, many that are the very voice of the deepest sadness, many, again, showing a gaiety, an "unbuttoned" festivity of feeling, such as never came into music again until

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  • I'm annoyed that I seem not to have taken a picture of the "unbuttoned" tie, or maybe it just somehow failed to make it to my USB drivestick.

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  • Director-co-writer Guillermo del Toro is obviously a genius at this kind of unbuttoned fairytale horror story.


  • The concept of "unbuttoned" could offers to many entry points, I feel that, at least for now, they've chosen just the safest way.


  • Now, a familiar apparel label is teaming up with a cable channel to lend its name to 30 weeks of "unbuttoned" programming.

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  • He had on jeans, his shirt was completely unbuttoned, his sleeves were rolled up, and there were soap bubbles on his forearms.

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  • Outside of my car, I smoothed my skirt, unbuttoned another button on my blouse, and popped an Altoid.

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  • My other friend's boyfriend wears tasseled loafers with unbuttoned lose shirts and if he wasn't so young and hot, he could easily slip into "Carpet Salesman" territory.

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