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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [uhn-boo z-uh m, -boo-zuh m]
    • /ʌnˈbʊz əm, -ˈbu zəm/
    • /ʌn.ˈbʊ.zəm/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [uhn-boo z-uh m, -boo-zuh m]
    • /ʌnˈbʊz əm, -ˈbu zəm/

Definitions of unbosom word

  • verb with object unbosom to disclose (a confidence, secret, etc.). 1
  • verb without object unbosom to disclose one's thoughts, feelings, or the like, especially in confidence. 1
  • idioms unbosom unbosom oneself, to disclose one's thoughts, feelings, etc., to another person; confide one's private affairs: He unbosomed himself to a complete stranger. 1
  • verb unbosom to relieve (oneself) of (secrets, etc) by telling someone 0
  • verb transitive unbosom to give vent to (feelings, secrets, etc.); tell; reveal 0
  • intransitive verb unbosom to reveal what one feels, knows, etc. 0

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Origin of unbosom

First appearance:

before 1580
One of the 35% oldest English words
1580-90; un-2 + bosom (v.)

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Parts of speech for Unbosom


unbosom popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 65% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for unbosom

adj unbosom

  • dumper — to drop or let fall in a mass; fling down or drop heavily or suddenly: Dump the topsoil here.
  • get off one's chest — Anatomy. the trunk of the body from the neck to the abdomen; thorax.

verb unbosom

  • lay open — to put or place in a horizontal position or position of rest; set down: to lay a book on a desk.
  • let it all hang out — to fasten or attach (a thing) so that it is supported only from above or at a point near its own top; suspend.

adjective unbosom

  • confess — If someone confesses to doing something wrong, they admit that they did it.
  • confide — If you confide in someone, you tell them a secret.
  • disburden — to remove a burden from; rid of a burden.
  • discharge — to relieve of a charge or load; unload: to discharge a ship.
  • disclose — to make known; reveal or uncover: to disclose a secret.

Antonyms for unbosom

adjective unbosom

  • conceal — If you conceal something, you cover it or hide it carefully.
  • hide — Informal. to administer a beating to; thrash.

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