Definitions for abashment

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  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 )


Princeton's WordNet

  1. abashment, bashfulness(noun)

    feeling embarrassed due to modesty


  1. abashment(Noun)

    The state of being abashed; confusion from shame.

  2. Origin: * From abaishment, from abaissement alteration of esbaissement, from esbaiss + -ment.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Abashment(noun)

    the state of being abashed; confusion from shame


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