Definition of Bashfulness

1. Noun. Feeling embarrassed due to modesty.

Exact synonyms: Abashment
Generic synonyms: Embarrassment
Derivative terms: Abash, Bashful



Definition of Bashfulness

1. n. The quality of being bashful.

Definition of Bashfulness

1. Noun. The quality or property of being bashful; shyness; reserve; timidity. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Bashfulness

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bashfulness

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bashaws
bashed
bashed the bishop
bashedness
basher
bashers
bashert
basherts
bashes
bashes the bishop
bashful
bashfull
bashfuller
bashfully
bashfulness (current term)
bashfulnesses
bashi-bazouk
bashi-bazouks
bashibazouk
bashibazouks
bashin'
bashing
bashing the bishop
bashings
bashism
bashisms
bashkiria
bashless
bashlik

Literary usage of Bashfulness

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1. A Selection of English Synonyms by Elizabeth Jane Whately, Richard Whately (1860)
"bashfulness,' ' shyness,' and ' diffidence,' all refer to the fear of blame or ... bashfulness ' is generally applied to an awkward, sheepish kind of ..."

2. The Works of Samuel Johnson by Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy (1825)
"That bashfulness. therefore, which prevents disgrace, that short and ... bashfulness, however it may incommode for a moment, scarcely ever produces evils of ..."

3. Heart Whispers: Or, A Peep Behind the Family Curtain, Interspersed with by William Atson (1859)
"I want my children to understand, that bashfulness and modesty are two totally different ... To tell the naked truth, I dislike bashfulness exceedingly. ..."

4. The British Essayists edited by Alexander Chalmers (1808)
"That bashfulness therefore which prevents disgrace, that short arid temporary ... bashfulness, however it may incommode for a moment, scarcely ever produces ..."

5. English Synonyms Explained & Illustrated: Explained and Illustrated by J. H. A. G√ľnther (1904)
"bashfulness denotes extreme modesty often accompanied by awkwardness of manner. Shyness implies a tendency to shrink from observation and contact with ..."

6. A Laconic Manual and Brief Remarker: Containing Over a Thousand Subjects by Charles Simmons (1852)
"bashfulness. He who knows the world will not be too bashful; ... Ed. The bashfulness of timidity is constitutional; the bash- fulness of credulity is ..."

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