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noun as in bashfulness

noun as in coyness

noun as in shyness

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Example Sentences

And there was sheepishness about overlooking the more mass-appeal brands or those that are more classic.

He relapsed into uncommon sheepishness, and hardly knew how to address his mother, who sat sobbing in her armchair.

He was bowing with an effect of increasing strain and the intensity of his sheepishness becoming painful to contemplate.

While we men, taking blushes for a sign of guilt or sheepishness, are equally studious to suppress them.

Angèle was quite unembarrassed and promptly rescued both boys from sheepishness.

"This is a better break then we deserve," Sime said, grinning with a trace of sheepishness.


On this page you'll find 135 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to sheepishness, such as: abashment, humility, reservation, reserve, shyness, and timidity.

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