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synonyms for bashfulness

  • abashment
  • humility
  • reservation
  • reserve
  • sheepishness
  • shyness
  • timidity
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antonyms for bashfulness

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  • boldness
  • confidence
  • pride
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How to use bashfulness in a sentence

The young assistant's bashfulness commended him to his mother-in-law's good graces.
AT THE SIGN OF THE CAT AND RACKETHONORE DE BALZAC
The glance which she took of him seemed to be one rather of uncertainty and hesitation, than of bashfulness or timidity.
THE FORTUNES OF NIGELSIR WALTER SCOTT
There was the bed, certainly, if I could conquer my bashfulness and make use of it.
CASTELLINARIAHENRY FESTING JONES
The virgin's reserve before man is but a very moderate bashfulness if compared with the pell-mell flight of a young mole intacta.
THE NATURAL PHILOSOPHY OF LOVEREMY DE GOURMONT
Frank did so, rather reluctantly, and seated himself with unwonted bashfulness on the edge of a chair.
HARPER'S NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE, NO. VII, DECEMBER 1850, VOL. IIVARIOUS
Her encouraging solicitations, however, conquered his bashfulness, and he drank till he became intoxicated.
THE CHRONICLES OF CRIME OR THE NEW NEWGATE CALENDAR. V. 1/2CAMDEN PELHAM
To my pleased inquiries as to the cause of his return, he finally murmured with pretty bashfulness, "I were homesick for you!"
MOTHERING ON PERILOUSLUCY S. FURMAN
Several weeks passed on, when one morning she came to me in the sweetest confusion, the loveliest mixture of bashfulness and joy.
COUNTRY LODGINGSMARY RUSSELL MITFORD
I remember well with what mingled bashfulness and pride I entered the room, with Margot holding my hand.
SIR JASPER CAREWCHARLES JAMES LEVER
He was also at the age when bashfulness held him in reserve, even though he were in love and intensely emotional.
THE "GENIUS"THEODORE DREISER
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WORDS RELATED TO BASHFULNESS

  • bashfulness
  • coyness
  • demureness
  • diffidence
  • hesitancy
  • reluctance
  • reticence
  • timidness
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.