Synonyms for abash

Grammar : Verb
Spell : uh-bash
Phonetic Transcription : əˈbæʃ

Définition of abash

Origin :
  • "perplex, embarrass," early 15c., earlier "lose one's composure, be upset" (late 14c.), from Old French esbaiss-, present stem of esbaer "gape with astonishment," from es "out" (see ex-) + ba(y)er "to be open, gape," from Latin *batare "to yawn, gape," from root *bat, possibly imitative of yawning. Related: Abashed; abashing. Bashful is a 16c. derivative.
  • verb embarrass
Example sentences :
  • It would have been useless; nothing could alter or abash her inherent unmorality.
  • Extract from : « Olive in Italy » by Moray Dalton
  • “She striveth alway to abash (frighten) and trouble me,” sighed Maude.
  • Extract from : « The White Rose of Langley » by Emily Sarah Holt
  • It is impossible to outface Milton, or to abash him with praise.
  • Extract from : « Milton » by Sir Walter Alexander Raleigh
  • "Nothing in the world can abash me now," I thought as I wandered carelessly about the salon.
  • Extract from : « Childhood » by Leo Tolstoy
  • The presence of the strangers did not abash her in the least.
  • Extract from : « Jack » by Alphonse Daudet
  • Her reticence in that respect, however, did not in the least abash Jesse.
  • Extract from : « The Eddy » by Clarence L. Cullen
  • Divers flocks of clouds, camp-followers of the storm, could not abash her.
  • Extract from : « Parables Of A Province » by Gilbert Parker
  • And yet, what other course had I to take with a man whom no denial, no scorn could abash?
  • Extract from : « Amelia » by Henry Fielding
  • Nor did her presence in the least abash the boys, for they saw no impropriety in the act.
  • Extract from : « South and South Central Africa » by H. Frances Davidson
  • As I said before, those gentlemen-rascals are hard to abash.
  • Extract from : « Francezka » by Molly Elliot Seawell

Antonyms for abash

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