HyperDic: shrinking_violet

English > 1 sense of the expression shrinking violet:
NOUNperson shrinking violet, shy personsomeone who shrinks from familiarity with others
English > shrinking violet: 1 sense > noun 1, person
Meaningsomeone who shrinks from familiarity with others.
Synonymshy person
NarrowerwallflowerRemains on sidelines at social event
BroadercowardA person who shows fear or timidity
Spanishtímido, vergonzoso
Catalantímid, vergonyós

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