bashful definition

  • adjective:
    • bashful, uncomfortable, and awkward into the presence of other individuals. See Synonyms at shy1.
    • described as, showing, or resulting from shyness, self-consciousness, or awkwardness.
    • this sense?) inclined in order to avoid notice
    • Abashed; daunted; dismayed.
    • really small, or moderate to extra; constitutionally disposed to shrink from public notice; showing extreme or extortionate modesty; shy.
    • disposed in order to avoid notice
    • self-consciously timid
  • others:
    • Wanting in self-possession; fearful; dismayed.
    • Easily placed to confusion; small to excess; diffident; bashful; sheepish.
    • Indicative of, associated with, or continuing from bashfulness.
    • Exciting bashfulness or shame.

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