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Definition of Bashful

Bashful

  1. Abashed; daunted; dismayed.
  2. Very modest, or modest excess; constitutionally disposed to shrink from public notice; indicating extreme or excessive modesty; shy; as, a bashful person, action, expression.

Bashful Quotations

A gentleman has his eyes on all those present; he is tender toward the bashful, gentle toward the distant, and merciful toward the absent.
Lawrence G. Lovasik

The bashful are always aggressive at heart.
Charles Horton Cooley

I don't mean to be bashful, but I was.
Willie Mays

And though I might have learnt more wit and advanced my understanding by living in a Court, yet being dull, fearful and bashful, I neither heeded what was said or practised, but just what belonged to my loyal duty and my own honest reputation.
Margaret Cavendish

You can tell I'm not too bashful about some of my feelings.
Buzz Aldrin
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Bashful Translations

bashful in Latin is vercundus
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