II. PERSONAL AFFECTIONS
4. Extrinsic Affections
[Nouns] modesty; humility [more]; diffidence, timidity; retiring disposition; unobtrusiveness; bashfulness; mauvaise honte; blush, blushing; verecundity; self-knowledge.
reserve, constraint; demureness; "blushing honors" [Henry VIII].
[Verbs] be modest; retire, reserve oneself; give way to; draw in one's horns [more]; hide one's face.
keep private, keep in the background, keep one's distance; pursue the noiseless tenor of one's way, "do good by stealth and blush to find it fame" [Pope], hide one's light under a bushel, cast a sheep's eye.
[Adjectives] modest, diffident; humble [more]; timid, timorous, bashful; shy, nervous, skittish, coy, sheepish, shamefaced, blushing, overmodest.
unpretending, unpretentious; unobtrusive, unassuming, unostentatious, unboastful, unaspiring; poor in spirit.
out of countenance (humbled) [more].
reserved, constrained, demure.