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bash·ful

 (băsh′fəl)
adj.
1. Shy, self-conscious, and awkward in the presence of others: "I never laughed, being bashful. / Lowering my head, I looked at the wall" (Ezra Pound).
2. Characterized by, showing, or resulting from shyness, self-consciousness, or awkwardness: "He had polite bashful manners and a low grownup voice" (John Dos Passos).

[From obsolete bash, to abash, be abashed (from Middle English basshen, variant of abaishen, abasshen; see abash) + -ful.]

bash′ful·ly adv.
bash′ful·ness n.

bashful

(ˈbæʃfʊl)
adj
1. disposed to attempt to avoid notice through shyness or modesty; diffident; timid
2. indicating or characterized by shyness or modesty
[C16: from bash, short for abash + -ful]
ˈbashfully adv
ˈbashfulness n

bash•ful

(ˈbæʃ fəl)

adj.
1. easily embarrassed; shy; timid: a bashful child.
2. indicative of or proceeding from bashfulness: a bashful manner.
[1540–50; (a) bash]
bash′ful•ly, adv.
bash′ful•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.bashful - self-consciously timidbashful - self-consciously timid; "I never laughed, being bashful; lowering my head, I looked at the wall"- Ezra Pound
timid - showing fear and lack of confidence
2.bashful - disposed to avoid noticebashful - disposed to avoid notice; "they considered themselves a tough outfit and weren't bashful about letting anybody know it"; (`blate' is a Scottish term for bashful)
Scotland - one of the four countries that make up the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland; located on the northern part of the island of Great Britain; famous for bagpipes and plaids and kilts
backward - (used of temperament or behavior) marked by a retiring nature; "a backward lover"

bashful

bashful

adjective
Not forward but reticent or reserved in manner:
Translations
خَجول
stydlivýupejpavý
forlegengenert
feiminn
droviaidrovumasdrovusnedrąsus
biklskautrīgs
ostýchavý

bashful

[ˈbæʃfʊl] ADJtímido, vergonzoso

bashful

[ˈbæʃfʊl] adj
(= embarrassed) [person, smile] → embarrassé(e)
to be bashful about sth → être embarrassé(e) par qch
to be bashful about doing sth → être embarrassé(e) pour faire qch, éprouver de l'embarras à faire qch
(= shy) → timide

bashful

adj, bashfully
advschüchtern; (on particular occasion) → verlegen; give us a song! ah, he’s bashfulsing was! ach, er geniert sich!

bashful

[ˈbæʃfʊl] adjtimido/a

bashful

(ˈbӕʃful) adjective
shy. a bashful girl; a bashful smile.
bashfully adverb
ˈbashfulness noun

bashful

a. tímido-a, pop. corto-a.

bashful

adj tímido
References in classic literature ?
A curious sight; these bashful bears, these timid warrior whalemen
It is not without melancholy that I wander among my recollections of the world of letters in London when first, bashful but eager, I was introduced to it.
He's not much used to ladies' society, and it makes him bashful.
Lord Decimus being an overpowering peer, a bashful young member of the Lower House who was the last fish but one caught by the Barnacles, and who had been invited on this occasion to commemorate his capture, shut his eyes when his Lordship came in.
This last remark made me bashful, and I shook my head and settled down to `Jesse James.
As I lounged upon the green bank, I lazily watched these parodies of humanity as they were tossed hither and thither with humourous indignity by the breeze, remarking to myself on the quaint shamelessness with which we thus expose to the public view garments which at other times we are at such bashful pains to conceal.
But the garter was so bashful, so modest, and thought it was a strange question to answer.
Why, for over a year he was innocent as a babe himself, and bashful too," answered the old man.
said the younger Kearney, with an odd mingling of astonishment and bashful gratification.
Collins received and returned these felicitations with equal pleasure, and then proceeded to relate the particulars of their interview, with the result of which he trusted he had every reason to be satisfied, since the refusal which his cousin had steadfastly given him would naturally flow from her bashful modesty and the genuine delicacy of her character.
He is apprenticed to the miller, whatever it was, and is a good bashful fellow, always falling in love with somebody and being ashamed of it.
Bagration called to him, and Tushin, raising three fingers to his cap with a bashful and awkward gesture not at all like a military salute but like a priest's benediction, approached the general.