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abashed

[ uh-basht ]SEE DEFINITION OF abashed

Synonyms for abashed

  • bewildered
  • bugged
  • chagrined
  • confounded
  • confused
  • crushed
  • discombobulated
  • disconcerted
  • embarrassed
  • fazed
  • fuddled
  • humbled
  • humiliated
  • mortified
  • rattled
  • shamed
  • ashamed
  • in a tizzy
  • taken aback
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Antonyms for abashed

  • clear
  • oriented
  • understanding
  • at ease
  • composed
  • emboldened
  • proud
  • reassured
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ABASHED

Let ridicule be abashed before the majesty of such characters!

Mr. Blackwell, abashed and perplexed, returned to his companion.

The young man did not appear in the least abashed by this remark.

It humbled and abashed the man, and made him still more irresolute and uncertain.

It was a situation which might have abashed a bolder ruffian.

The ruler of Tripoli was abashed by this display of American energy and valor.

Then he regarded his abashed but excited hearers with a steady and prolonged stare.

She was abashed by the roar of laughter that followed the proposal.

For a moment it almost seemed as if her aunt were abashed at the passion of her protest.

He shrank back into abashed silence, his lips working wordlessly.

WORD ORIGIN

"perplex, embarrass," early 15c., earlier "lose one's composure, be upset" (late 14c.), from Old French esbaiss-, present stem of esbaer "gape with astonishment," from es "out" (see ex-) + ba(y)er "to be open, gape," from Latin *batare "to yawn, gape," from root *bat, possibly imitative of yawning. Related: Abashed; abashing. Bashful is a 16c. derivative.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR ABASHED

afraid

adjectivefearful

ashamed

adjectiveregretting, remorseful

embarrassed

adjectivein social difficulties
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