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From obsolete bash to abash, be abashed (from Middle English basshen) (variant of abaishen, abasshen abash) –ful
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
Aphesis of abashed + -ful (“full of”).
So he sat there trembling and afraid; for he was a timid, bashful man and did not like to be noticed.
He is rather bashful and refused to come out of his car for the photograph.
In youth he was described as " a handsome young man, tall, slight, and very erect, bashful, but never awkward."
Sasha is not bashful with Willoughby; she just started pushing her way in.
Sizes are small, medium or large, and colors include bashful pink, champagne toast and bedtime blue.
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