Definitions for abashment
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
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 )
feeling embarrassed due to modesty
The state of being abashed; confusion from shame.
Origin: * From abaishment, from abaissement alteration of esbaissement, from esbaiss + -ment.
the state of being abashed; confusion from shame