Definition of Abash

1. Verb. Cause to be embarrassed; cause to feel self-conscious. "The performance is likely to abash Sue"

Exact synonyms: Embarrass
Generic synonyms: Discomfit, Discompose, Disconcert, Untune, Upset
Specialized synonyms: Confuse, Disconcert, Flurry, Put Off
Derivative terms: Abashment, Embarrassment



Definition of Abash

1. v. t. To destroy the self-possession of; to confuse or confound, as by exciting suddenly a consciousness of guilt, mistake, or inferiority; to put to shame; to disconcert; to discomfit.

Definition of Abash

1. Verb. (transitive) To make ashamed; to embarrass; to destroy the self-possession of; to confuse or confound, as by exciting suddenly a consciousness of guilt, mistake, or inferiority; to put to shame; to disconcert; to discomfit. ¹

2. Verb. (intransitive obsolete) To lose self-possession; to become ashamed. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Abash

1. to make ashamed or embarrassed [v -ED, -ING, -ES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Abash

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abarthrosis
abarticular
abarticulation
abarticulations
abas
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abasedness
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abash (current term)
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abasht
abasi
abasia
abasia-astasia
abasia trepidans

Literary usage of Abash

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1. The Book of Ser Marco Polo, the Venetian: Concerning the Kingdoms and by Marco Polo, Henri Cordier, Henry Yule (1903)
"TREATING OF THE GREAT PROVINCE OF abash WHICH IS MIDDLE INDIA, AND IS ON THE MAINLAND. abash is a very great Province, and you must know that it constitutes ..."

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