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adjective as in exhibiting mental discomfort, ill at ease

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I felt relieved for the character, and slightly abashed for rushing to diagnose her with a mental illness.

When she came to power in 1978, Britain was a dreary, dreary place: dingy, funereal, abashed, scruffy, feckless.

No; there I stood, half-astonished, half-abashed while the Marquise continued on her knees and made her silent orisons.

Yielding to the advice of his friends, he put on it a price the amount of which abashed him.

The man drew back abashed, perhaps ashamed, for his dark face flushed.

If possible, be not abashed by one or two errors at the first plunge—swim on till you have confidence.

His colleague looks abashed, like a schoolboy caught in a naughty act.


On this page you'll find 39 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to abashed, such as: bewildered, bugged, chagrined, confounded, confused, and crushed.

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