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Definition of "abashed" []

  • Embarrassed, disconcerted, or ashamed. (adjective)
  • Simple past tense and past participle of abash. (verb)

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Use "abashed" in a sentence
  • ""Do I interrupt a rehearsal?" he asked; but there was nothing in the way he walked across the room to Hilda Howe to suggest that the idea abashed him."
  • "[28] Mr. Bain (` The Emotions and the Will, 'p. 64) has discussed the "abashed" feelings experienced on these occasions, as well as the stage-fright of actors unused to the stage."
  • "Lanon de Larenaudiere, Président du Tribunal, &c. It is not possible for me to convey to you a notion of the warmth, cordiality, and joyousness of heart, that marked the reception which this gentleman instantly gave me: and I will frankly own that I was as much "abashed" as ever our ancient friend Caxton had been -- in the presence of his patroness the Duchess of"