unbuttoned
adjective Date: 1583 1. a. not buttoned b. not provided with buttons 2. not under constructionint ; free and unrestricted in action and expression <
the musicians' unbuttoned energy
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  • unbuttoned — [unbut′ nd] adj. 1. with buttons unfastened 2. free and easy; casual; informal …   English World dictionary

  • unbuttoned — adjective 1. not buttoned (Freq. 1) the wind picked up the hem of her unbuttoned coat • Syn: ↑unfastened • Ant: ↑buttoned • Similar to: ↑open collared …   Useful english dictionary

  • unbuttoned — /un but nd/, adj. 1. not buttoned. 2. Informal. free, open, or informal; unrestrained: unbuttoned humor. [1575 85; UNBUTTON + ED2 or UN 1 + BUTTONED] * * * …   Universalium

  • unbuttoned — adj. Unbuttoned is used with these nouns: ↑shirt …   Collocations dictionary

  • unbuttoned — un•but•toned [[t]ʌnˈbʌt nd[/t]] adj. 1) cvb not buttoned 2) cvb inf free, open, or informal; unrestrained: unbuttoned humor[/ex] • Etymology: 1575–85 …   From formal English to slang

  • unbuttoned — adjective In disarray …   Wiktionary

  • unbuttoned — adj. not buttoned; not fastened; not restrainedv. open the buttons of; unfasten; disclose thoughts or feelings …   English contemporary dictionary

  • unbuttoned — un·buttoned …   English syllables

  • unbuttoned — /ʌnˈbʌtnd/ (say un butnd) adjective 1. having the buttons unfastened. 2. not having a button or buttons. 3. informal or relaxed …   Australian English dictionary

  • buttoned vs unbuttoned — closed closed adj. 1. having an opening obstructed. [Narrower terms: {blind}] Also See: {obstructed}, {sealed}, {shut}, {unopen}, {closed}. Antonym: {open}. [WordNet 1.5] 2. (Math.) of a curve or surface: having no end points or boundary curves;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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