What does abash mean?

Definitions for abash
əˈbæʃabash

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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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Abash

    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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  1. Sabah

  2. sabha

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of abash in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of abash in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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