Definition of bashful in English:

bashful

Line breaks: bash|ful
Pronunciation: /ˈbaʃfʊl
 
, -f(ə)l/

adjective

Derivatives

bashfully

adverb
More example sentences
  • ‘I feel strongly about that stuff,’ he adds almost bashfully.
  • But as Bill praised the service at a ceremony outside The Lowry centre, Katie, who was waiting for her turn to speak, pulled faces and smiled bashfully at the audience.
  • ‘He called me up and asked me to get involved in his new image and design stuff,’ Devangelis says bashfully.

bashfulness

noun
More example sentences
  • The MVP award is a topic players normally shoo away with humility and bashfulness - whether sincere or not.
  • By reserve we do not mean bashfulness or timidity.
  • Modesty suggests shunning indecent behavior but it also implies bashfulness based on timidity.

Origin

late 15th century: from obsolete bash 'make or become abashed' (from abash) + -ful.

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