Definition of abash in English:

abash

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Pronunciation: /əˈbaʃ
 
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verb

[with object] (usually as adjective abashed)

Derivatives

abashment

noun
More example sentences
  • He tells that story, without abashment, with pride almost, but then being who he is he can get away with it.
  • Her cheeks growing red, she looked to Adam, and brushing aside her own abashment, revealed, ‘We've heard all about your recent adventures, and my, my, have you two ever been busy!’
  • Lorelei looked down onto her hands in abashment.

Origin

Middle English: from Anglo-Norman French abaiss-; compare with Old French esbaiss-, lengthened stem of esbair, from es- 'utterly' + bair 'astound'.

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