abashed abashed  /ə ˈbæʃt/


  • (adj) feeling or caused to feel uneasy and self-conscious



  1. In the cozy glow of the Crimea, the Big Three presumably were not abashed by the change.
  2. The actor has a furtive, slightly abashed niceness, the yearning of a square peg trying to fit into a cool hole.
  3. Strong-armed Dominga Capati, who learned the game when she made friends with a caddy near her employer's estate, was not at all abashed by her classy opponents.


  • Comment on Teens and pot use: Parents, here’s what you need to talk about by KarenJ

    I attempted to bring up the problem that I was having with my teen in another story and was was routinely abashed by the stoner crowd. They blamed all my teen's problems with pot due to bad parenting. My response to #2 was an emphathic yes on all questions. You can read my posts on the other article, if you wish to see how pot use has ruined a young man's life. Tyring to have a locigal and ...
    on January 3, 2014     Source: Denver Post


  1. "OK, it's official," said Shriver on learning of her win. "Kevin no longer belongs to me, but to you lot. While I am abashed at this honour, Kevin himself is smugly self-satisfied. Think of all the attention that one school mass murder has...
    on Jun 9, 2010 By: Lionel Shriver Source: The Guardian

  2. "I was also abused by Mr Ellis personally in the street in vituperative terms," Mr Kerr said yesterday in the House of Representatives. "So a private citizen might feel somewhat abashed at the prospect of risking entry into a debate regarding...
    on Jun 2, 2010 By: Duncan Kerr Source: Tasmania Mercury

  3. "Last year I was visiting Atlanta for the opening there of my film of 'Richard III.' The Governor was not abashed and in compensation he declared me an 'aide de camp' in his gubernatorial Militia, with the status thenceforward of Lieutenant Colonel...
    on Jul 26, 2006 By: Ian McKellen Source: Sovo.com

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