abashed


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a·bash

 (ə-băsh′)
tr.v. a·bashed, a·bash·ing, a·bash·es
To make ashamed or uneasy; disconcert. See Synonyms at embarrass.

[Middle English abaishen, to lose one's composure, from Old French esbahir, esbahiss- : es-, intensive pref. (from Latin ex-; see ex-) + baer, to gape; see bay2.]

a·bash′ment n.

abashed

(əˈbæʃt)
adj
ill at ease, embarrassed, or confused; ashamed
aˈbashedly adv
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.abashed - feeling or caused to feel uneasy and self-consciousabashed - feeling or caused to feel uneasy and self-conscious; "felt abashed at the extravagant praise"; "chagrined at the poor sales of his book"; "was embarrassed by her child's tantrums"
discomposed - having your composure disturbed; "looked about with a wandering and discomposed air"

abashed

Translations
مَخْجول
v rozpacích
flovforlegen
vandræîalegur
sumišęs
apmulsissamulsis
mahçup olmuşutanmış

abashed

[əˈbæʃt] ADJ (= shy) → tímido, retraído; (= ashamed) → avergonzado
to be abashed at sthavergonzarse de algo
he carried on not a bit abashedsiguió como si tal cosa

abashed

[əˈbæʃt] adjconfus(e), embarrassé(e)

abashed

adjbeschämt; to feel abashedsich schämen

abashed

[əˈbæʃt] adjimbarazzato/a

abashed

(əˈbӕʃt) adjective
(negative unabashed) embarrassed. He was abashed at the compliments he received.
References in classic literature ?
Amy came in hastily, and looked rather abashed when she saw her sisters all waiting for her.
In a moment, however, wisely judging that one token of her shame would but poorly serve to hide another, she took the baby on her arm, and with a burning blush, and yet a haughty smile, and a glance that would not be abashed, looked around at her townspeople and neighbours.
Abashed glances of servile wonder were exchanged by the sailors, as this was said; and with fascinated eyes they awaited whatever magic might follow.
All looked abashed at this elegant speech, delivered with quite an air, and stood huddled together at a respectful distance, except two stout porters, who came up and began conveying away the baggage.
It was the "nigger" in him asserting its humility, and he blushed and was abashed.
Aunt Polly, Mary, and the Harpers threw themselves upon their restored ones, smothered them with kisses and poured out thanksgivings, while poor Huck stood abashed and uncomfortable, not knowing exactly what to do or where to hide from so many unwelcoming eyes.
Hindley descended more leisurely, sobered and abashed.
Creakle's presence: which so abashed me, when I was ushered into it, that I hardly saw Mrs.
Answer for thyself, Friar,'' said King Richard, something sternly; but immediately stretching out his hand to the Hermit, the latter, somewhat abashed, bent his knee, and saluted it.
Mademoiselle Cormon raised her eyes, saw that skull in all its nudity, and lowered them, abashed.
He does not need to be abashed who so well knew the answer to his plea before the plea were made," she replied, rising and placing her dear hands upon my shoulders, and so I took her in my arms and kissed her.
Nicholson digested the vile tidings in silence, and when John stole a glance at his father's countenance, he was abashed to see the marks of suffering.