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unselfconsciousness

Definitions

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  • n. The property of being unselfconscious.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Absence of self-consciousness.

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

  • n. the quality of being not self-conscious; unawareness of yourself or of others' views of yourself

Etymologies

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unselfconscious +‎ -ness

Examples

  • Of course he had that extraordinary sans-gêne of all those men, that absolute unselfconsciousness which is not aware there is anyone else in the room but himself and the lady he is bent upon; but instead of being discreet, and making a semblance of taking an interest in the rest of the company, as the Vicomte did, he just sprawled into a chair near her, monopolised her conversation, and stared blankly in front of him whenever she spoke to any one else.

    Elizabeth Visits America

  • At least in OBEM, they have a baby at the end, all gunk and unselfconsciousness, and I never don't cry.

    Why we can't get enough of childbirth on TV

  • Having only just set out on the path to unselfconsciousness ...

    bibi - French Word-A-Day

  • Working in a vacuum is good for me; it's as unselfconsciousness as you can get.

    Holly Cara Price: Kristin Hersh on Her New Book, Rat Girl

  • As if trapped in the old equation of religion with the eternal sleep of tradition, Jager seems almost prepared to keep the equation while reversing its values — that is, to mobilize religion as a way of defending unselfconsciousness itself.

    Afterword: Secularism, Cosmopolitanism, and Romanticism

  • A running joke on Twitter is all in good fun, but I find the unselfconsciousness of this little political gag to be a comforting reflection of the way that the larger trend around this election is moving as well.

    Yo Mama's So Fat... - Anil Dash

  • For in his wonderful "Finch", it is the indifference and unselfconsciousness of birds that he celebrates.

    Selected Poems by Robert Bringhurst

  • Hawaii was beautiful, and its genius lay in its look, like a new flower opening, like a starfish cluster of fragile fluttering petals, whose bright primary colors gave it an air of unselfconsciousness and false innocence.

    Beard

  • Surprise is a big element in humor--we laugh in startlement-- and I suppose E.M.'s extreme competence and unselfconsciousness--as a woman--is a surprise in itself.

    Humor & Horror: Mike Nichols, My Mother, and the Subconscious

  • Elaine May's ability to channel a variety of real-life female characters with complete unselfconsciousness word check doesn't seem to like that word, but I do is a big thing that makes her funny.

    Humor & Horror: Mike Nichols, My Mother, and the Subconscious

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