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  • abashed — [adj] exhibiting mental discomfort, ill at ease ashamed, bewildered, bugged*, chagrined, confounded, confused, crushed, discombobulated*, disconcerted, embarrassed, fazed*, fuddled, humbled, humiliated, in a tizzy*, mortified, rattled, shamed,… …   New thesaurus

  • abashed — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ embarrassed, disconcerted, or ashamed. ORIGIN from Old French esbair utterly astound …   English terms dictionary

  • Abashed — Abash A*bash ([.a]*b[a^]sh ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Abashed} ([.a]*b[a^]sht ); p. pr. & vb. n. {Abashing}.] [OE. abaissen, abaisshen, abashen, OF. esbahir, F. [ e]bahir, to astonish, fr. L. ex + the interjection bah, expressing astonishment. In OE …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • abashed — [[t]əbæ̱ʃt[/t]] ADJ GRADED: usu v link ADJ If you are abashed, you feel embarrassed and ashamed. [WRITTEN] He seemed both abashed and secretly delighted at Dan s gift …   English dictionary

  • abashed — un·abashed; un·abashed·ly; …   English syllables

  • abashed — abashedly /euh bash id lee/, adv. abashedness, n. /euh basht /, adj. ashamed or embarrassed; disconcerted: My clumsiness left me abashed. [1300 50; ME; see ABASH, ED2] * * * …   Universalium

  • abashed — adj. VERBS ▪ be, look ADVERB ▪ a little, slightly, etc. ▪ suitably ▪ He glan …   Collocations dictionary

  • abashed — a|bashed [əˈbæʃt] adj [not before noun] written [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: abair to surprise greatly , from esbair, from baer to have the mouth wide open ] embarrassed or ashamed because you have done something wrong or stupid ▪ She… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • abashed — adjective (not before noun) embarrassed or ashamed because you have done something wrong or stupid: She looked rather abashed …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • abashed — adjective Iris was positively abashed when she rose only to realize another nominee had won the award Syn: embarrassed, ashamed, shamefaced, remorseful, conscience stricken, mortified, humiliated, humbled, chagrined, crestfallen, sheepish, red… …   Thesaurus of popular words

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