Definitions for abashəˈbæʃ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

a•bashəˈbæʃ(v.t.)

  1. to destroy the self-confidence of; disconcert; make ashamed.

Origin of abash:

1275–1325; ME < dial. OF abacher, OF abaissier to put down, bring low (see abase )

a•bash′ment(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. embarrass, abash(verb)

    cause to be embarrassed; cause to feel self-conscious

Wiktionary

  1. abash(Verb)

    To make ashamed; to embarrass; to destroy the self-possession of; to confuse or confound, as by exciting suddenly a consciousness of guilt, mistake, or inferiority; to put to shame; to disconcert; to discomfit.

    "He was a man whom no check could abash." - Thomas Babington Macaulay.

  2. abash(Verb)

    To lose self-possession; to become ashamed.

  3. Origin: * First attested in 1303.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Abash(verb)

    to destroy the self-possession of; to confuse or confound, as by exciting suddenly a consciousness of guilt, mistake, or inferiority; to put to shame; to disconcert; to discomfit

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