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Meaning & Definition of Bashful in English

English

Bashful

/bæʃfəl/

adjective

1. Self-consciously timid

  • "I never laughed, being bashful
  • Lowering my head, i looked at the wall"- ezra pound
    synonym:
  • bashful

2. Disposed to avoid notice

  • "They considered themselves a tough outfit and weren't bashful about letting anybody know it"
  • (`blate' is a scottish term for bashful)
    synonym:
  • bashful
  • ,
  • blate

Examples of using

The boy is bashful and doesn't talk much.