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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


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Getting Schooled: The Reeducation of the American Teacher depicts the unvarnished views of education without abashment to self-criticism or faults.
As a result of the metaphysical abashment common in the period (that is, the disappearance of transcendent religious ties), the inescapably real and banal bond between (extinguished) tradition and (empty) rule in modernity comes forth as the new object of worship and acquires a holy name.
As the narrative of Laura Wilson Kulick shows, some women's abashment about the mysteries of their bodies inhibited them from using effective contraceptive methods even when they finally heard about them.