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Definition of "bashfulness" [bash•ful•ness]

  • The quality or property of being bashful; shyness; reserve; timidity. (noun)

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Use "bashfulness" in a sentence
  • "Nuzhat al-Zaman bowed her head in bashfulness when she heard what he said and communed with herself,"
  • ""Nay, farther," continued Mr. Silton, "there are two distinct sorts of what we call bashfulness; this, the awkwardness of a booby, which"
  • "Then we sat down to converse and I hung my head earthwards in bashfulness, but she delayed not long ere she set before me a tray of the most exquisite viands, marinated meats, fritters soaked in bee’s536 honeys and chickens stuffed with sugar and pistachio nuts, whereof we ate till we were satisfied."