Synonyms for bashfulness
Antonyms for bashfulness
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BASHFULNESS
I could grow eloquent over my gifts, if it were not that my bashfulness might embarrass me.
Barrington was the most diffident of men; his bashfulness amounted to actual pain.
The attitude of warding off reveals itself as fastidiousness and as bashfulness.
Stendhal says that our two most patent vices are bashfulness and cant.
Let the inscription on my tombstone be—'Died of Bashfulness.'
Then said little May, who did not know what bashfulness was, 'I wish I might go and see him, too.
Now, bashfulness is almost always a sure sign of amour-propre.
Nigel, not being troubled by bashfulness, quickly followed his guide.
Some do this from mere bashfulness, but Felicia showed no bashfulness in any other way.
It seemed to Carrie he was as yet only overcoming the last traces of the bashfulness of youth.
1540s, from baishen "to be filled with consternation or dismay" (mid-14c.), from Old French baissier "bring down, humiliate" (see abash). Related: Bashfully; bashfulness (1530s).
MORE RELATED WORDS FOR BASHFULNESS
- awkward situation
- boo boo
- egg on face
- faux pas
- hot seat
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