Synonyms for abashed

Grammar : Adj
Spell : uh-basht
Phonetic Transcription : əˈbæʃt

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Définition of abashed

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.
  • adj exhibiting mental discomfort, ill at ease
Example sentences :
  • Let ridicule be abashed before the majesty of such characters!
  • Extract from : « Female Scripture Biographies, Vol. II » by Francis Augustus Cox
  • Mr. Blackwell, abashed and perplexed, returned to his companion.
  • Extract from : « Night and Morning, Complete » by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • The young man did not appear in the least abashed by this remark.
  • Extract from : « A Woman Intervenes » by Robert Barr
  • It humbled and abashed the man, and made him still more irresolute and uncertain.
  • Extract from : « Barnaby Rudge » by Charles Dickens
  • It was a situation which might have abashed a bolder ruffian.
  • Extract from : « The Avenger » by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  • The ruler of Tripoli was abashed by this display of American energy and valor.
  • Extract from : « Harper's Young People, August 3, 1880 » by Various
  • Then he regarded his abashed but excited hearers with a steady and prolonged stare.
  • Extract from : « Keziah Coffin » by Joseph C. Lincoln
  • She was abashed by the roar of laughter that followed the proposal.
  • Extract from : « Wild Justice: Stories of the South Seas » by Lloyd Osbourne
  • For a moment it almost seemed as if her aunt were abashed at the passion of her protest.
  • Extract from : « The Golden Woman » by Ridgwell Cullum
  • He shrank back into abashed silence, his lips working wordlessly.
  • Extract from : « Once to Every Man » by Larry Evans

Antonyms for abashed

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