Definitions

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

  • noun Frankness of manner; candor.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Absence of reserve; frankness; freedom of communication.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Absence of reverse; frankness; freedom of communication.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A lack or absence of reserve; frankness; freedom of communication.

Etymologies

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From un- +‎ reserve.

Examples

  • With the burden of that search upon him, it was not possible for such a nature as his to plunge with the unreserve which is the condition of success into any study which had no direct reference to it.

    Life of Father Hecker

  • The two women were soon on terms of perfect unreserve.

    FORGE OF EMPIRES 1861-1871

  • The two women were soon on terms of perfect unreserve.

    FORGE OF EMPIRES 1861-1871

  • The two women were soon on terms of perfect unreserve.

    FORGE OF EMPIRES 1861-1871

  • The two women were soon on terms of perfect unreserve.

    FORGE OF EMPIRES 1861-1871

  • The two women were soon on terms of perfect unreserve.

    FORGE OF EMPIRES 1861-1871

  • With a consciousness of having thus, like Antony, kissed away kingdoms and provinces, he next considered how he had revealed his higher secrets and intentions to her, an unreserve he would never have allowed himself with any man living.

    A Pair of Blue Eyes

  • As between the Rev. Henry Holyshade and his pupil, the idea of entire unreserve is utter bosh; so the truth as between you and Jeames or Thomas, or Mary the housemaid, or Betty the cook, is relative, and not to be demanded on one side or the other.

    Roundabout Papers

  • They saw him often, and to his other recommendations was now added that of general unreserve.

    Pride and Prejudice

  • Mr. Weston was a great favourite, and there was not a creature in the world to whom she spoke with such unreserve, as to his wife; not any one, to whom she related with such conviction of being listened to and understood, of being always interesting and always intelligible, the little affairs, arrangements, perplexities, and pleasures of her father and herself.

    Emma

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