cause to be embarrassed; cause to feel self-conscious
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.
To lose self-possession; to become ashamed.
Origin: * First attested in 1303.
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
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
a-bash′, v.t. to confuse with shame or guilt.—pa.p. Abashed′ (with at, of an occasion; by, of a cause).—n. Abash′ment, confusion from shame. [O. Fr. esbhir (Fr. s'ébahir), pr.p. esbahiss-ant, to be amazed—L. ex, out, and interj. bah, expressive of astonishment.]
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The numerical value of abash in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of abash in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
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- засрамвам, смущавамBulgarian
- avergonzar, abochornar, confundirSpanish
- saattaa häpeilemään, saattaa hämilleFinnish
- gjøre skamfullNorwegian
- confundir, envergonharPortuguese
- приводить в замешательство, прийти в замешательство, смущать, конфузить, смутиться, сконфузитьсяRussian
- utandırmak, mahcup etmekTurkish
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