bashfully
adverb see bashful

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Bashfully — Bash ful*ly, adv. In a bashful manner. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bashfully — bashful ► ADJECTIVE ▪ shy and easily embarrassed. DERIVATIVES bashfully adverb bashfulness noun. ORIGIN from obsolete bash «make or become abashed» …   English terms dictionary

  • bashfully — See bashful. * * * …   Universalium

  • bashfully — adverb In a bashful manner …   Wiktionary

  • bashfully — adv. shyly, timidly …   English contemporary dictionary

  • bashfully — bash·ful·ly …   English syllables

  • bashfully — See: bashful …   English dictionary

  • bashfully — adverb in a shy or timid or bashful manner he smiled shyly • Syn: ↑shyly, ↑timidly • Derived from adjective: ↑bashful, ↑timid (for: ↑timidly), ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • bashful — bashfully, adv. bashfulness, n. /bash feuhl/, adj. 1. uncomfortably diffident and easily embarrassed; shy; timid. 2. indicative of, accompanied by, or proceeding from bashfulness. [1540 50; (A)BASH + FUL] Syn. 1. abashed, modest. See shy1. Ant …   Universalium

  • bashful — [[t]bæ̱ʃfʊl[/t]] ADJ GRADED Someone who is bashful is shy and easily embarrassed. Offstage, he is bashful and awkward... In our culture we tend to be bashful about our talents and skills. ...a bashful young lady. Syn: coy Derived words: bashfully …   English dictionary

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