HyperDic: bashful

English > 2 senses of the word bashful:
ADJECTIVEallbashfulself-consciously timid
allbashful, blatedisposed to avoid notice
bashful > pronunciation
Soundsbae'shfahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > bashful: 2 senses > adjective 1
Meaningself-consciously timid.
Example"I never laughed, being bashful
Broadertimidshowing fear and lack of confidence
Spanishmodesto, tímida, tímido, vergonzoso
Catalanmodest, tímid, vergonyós
Nounsbashfulnessfeeling embarrassed due to modesty
Adverbsbashfullyin a shy or timid or bashful manner
English > bashful: 2 senses > adjective 2
Meaningdisposed to avoid notice; ('blate' is a Scottish term for bashful).
Example"they considered themselves a tough outfit and weren't bashful about letting anybody know it"
Synonymblate
RegionScotlandOne of the four countries that make up the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Broaderbackward(used of temperament or behavior) marked by a retiring nature
Spanishmodesto
Catalanmodest

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