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ˈbæʃ fəlbash·ful

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bashful(adj)

    self-consciously timid

    "I never laughed, being bashful; lowering my head, I looked at the wall"- Ezra Pound

  2. bashful, blate(adj)

    disposed to avoid notice

    "they considered themselves a tough outfit and weren't bashful about letting anybody know it"; (`blate' is a Scottish term for bashful)

Wiktionary

  1. bashful(Adjective)

    inclined to avoid notice

    Etymology: Aphesis of .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bashful(adj)

    abashed; daunted; dismayed

  2. Bashful(adj)

    very modest, or modest excess; constitutionally disposed to shrink from public notice; indicating extreme or excessive modesty; shy; as, a bashful person, action, expression

Freebase

  1. Bashful

    Bashful is a 1917 short comedy film featuring Harold Lloyd. A copy exists in the film archive of the Museum of Modern Art, New York City.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Bashful

    bash′fōōl, adj. easily confused: modest: shy: wanting confidence.—v.i. Bash (Spens.), to be abashed.—adv. Bash′fully.—n. Bash′fulness.—adj. Bash′less, unashamed. [See Abash.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of bashful in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of bashful in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of bashful in a Sentence

  1. Oliver Goldsmith:

    The dancing pair that simply sought renown,By holding out to tire each other downThe swain mistrustless of his smutted face,While secret laughter titter'd round the placeThe bashful virgin's side-long looks of love,The matrons glance that would those looks reproveThese were thy charms, sweet village sports like these,With sweet succession, taught e'en toil to pleaseThese were thy bowers their cheerful influence shed,These were thy charms -- but all these charms are fled.

  2. Chief Executive Bryan Stockton:

    We may have been a little bashful to push on the creative side, we need to push ourselves a little further, let ourselves be a little freer, a little less formulaic.

  3. Gary Cohn:

    We had an interesting nucleus of people when I was in Trump White House -- the initial team. We were not bashful. It was a group that was willing to tell the President what he needed to know, whether he wanted to hear it or not.

  4. Mike Pompeo:

    We have not been remotely bashful.

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