bashfulness
noun see bashful

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Bashfulness — Bash ful*ness, n. The quality of being bashful. [1913 Webster] Syn: {Bashfulness}, {Modesty}, {Diffidence}, {Shyness}. Usage: Modesty arises from a low estimate of ourselves; bashfulness is an abashment or agitation of the spirits at coming into… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

  • bashfulness — See bashfully. * * * …   Universalium

  • bashfulness — noun The quality or property of being bashful; shyness; reserve; timidity …   Wiktionary

  • bashfulness — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. modesty, timidity, reserve; see shyness . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun An awkwardness or lack of self confidence in the presence of others: backwardness, coyness, retiringness, shyness, timidity, timidness. See RESTRAINT …   English dictionary for students

  • bashfulness — bash·ful·ness || bæʃflnɪs n. shyness, timidity …   English contemporary dictionary

  • bashfulness — n. Shyness, timidity, coyness, diffidence, self distrust, excessive modesty …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • bashfulness — n shyness, diffidence, timidity, hesita tion, timorousness; modesty, reserve, demureness, coyness, unobtrusiveness; embarrassment, sheepishness, constraint, self consciousness …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • bashfulness — bash·ful·ness …   English syllables

  • bashfulness — See: bashful …   English dictionary

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