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Meaning of BASHFUL

Pronunciation:  'bashful

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  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)
  2. [adj]  self-consciously timid; "I never laughed, being bashful; lowering my head, I looked at the wall"- Ezra Pound

BASHFUL is a 7 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: backward, blate, timid



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Bash"ful\, a. [See {Bash}.]
1. Abashed; daunted; dismayed. [Obs.]

2. Very modest, or modest excess; constitutionally disposed
   to shrink from public notice; indicating extreme or
   excessive modesty; shy; as, a bashful person, action,

Syn: Diffident; retiring; reserved; shamefaced; sheepish.

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