Bashful Definition

băshfəl
adjective
bashfuller
Shy, self-conscious, and awkward in the presence of others.
American Heritage
Timid, shy, and easily embarrassed.
Webster's New World
Characterized by, showing, or resulting from shyness, self-consciousness, or awkwardness.
American Heritage
Showing an embarrassed timidity.
Webster's New World
The definition of bashful is someone easily embarrassed or timid or shy.
A child hiding behind their parent is an example of bashful.
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Other Word Forms of Bashful

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Base Form:
bashful
Comparative:
bashfuller

Origin of Bashful

  • From obsolete bash to abash, be abashed (from Middle English basshen) (variant of abaishen, abasshen abash) –ful

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Aphesis of abashed +‎ -ful (“full of”).

    From Wiktionary

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