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Related to abashment: misattributed, scrutinised, overhyped


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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.abashment - feeling embarrassed due to modestyabashment - feeling embarrassed due to modesty  
embarrassment - the shame you feel when your inadequacy or guilt is made public


References in classic literature ?
"This declaration a little relieved my abashment; and as wine had now somewhat opened my heart, I very freely acknowledged the robbery, but acquainted him that he had been misinformed as to the sum taken, which was little more than a fifth part of what he had mentioned.
regression disorder, abashment is inherent or implied.
Getting Schooled: The Reeducation of the American Teacher depicts the unvarnished views of education without abashment to self-criticism or faults.