bashful bashful  /ˈbæʃ fəl/


  1. (adj) disposed to avoid notice
  2. (adj) self-consciously timid


  1. One other thing about those Clinton events yesterday: The woman is not at all bashful about stealing from her rivals.
  2. Naturally M'Toto was modest and bashful.
  3. Clinton schmoozed with all the top Israeli leaders and looked schoolgirl-bashful when octogenarian President Shimon Peres gave her a bouquet and a buss on the cheek.


  1. Norman Rockwell Museum celebrates the art and 75th anniversary of Walt Disney's first feature-length animated film

    “Snow White Dancing with Dopey and Sneezy. Doc, Happy, Bashful, Sleepy Playing Music.” Disney Studio Artist Reproduction cel setup; ink and acrylic on cellulose acetate. Courtesy Walt Disney Animation Research Library. ©Disney.
    on June 9, 2013     Source: Art Daily

  2. Indiana Class 4-A Baseball Semistate | Jeffersonville prepared to put Cathedral to the test

    Veteran Cathedral coach Rich Andriole was not bashful when boasting about his baseball team following Monday night's Class 4-A regional championship at Avon. "This is a phenomenal team, and you can put that in caps," Andriole told the media.
    on June 8, 2013     Source: Louisville Courier-Journal

  3. Norfolk homeowner on the lookout for missing dwarf

    NORFOLK Being Bashful is one thing, but disappearing entirely? "He was right back there," said Ron Waterman, pointing at a vacant spot in his Bayview yard. And now he isn't.
    on June 7, 2013     Source: The Virginian-Pilot


  1. "I would never be bashful; you know that," Bryant said, smiling. "I get those again, I'm foaming at the mouth."
    on Jun 6, 2008 By: Kobe Bryant Source: Press-Enterprise

  2. "I'm not a bashful person, and I'm not going to become a bashful person if I'm confirmed," Mukasey said late in the day.
    on Oct 18, 2007 By: Michael Mukasey Source: Charlotte Observer

  3. "He's the first one to come to me and say, 'You know what? I'm not sure that's exactly how we want to position ourselves,'" Obama said. "The flip side is: if I'm off message, he's not going to be bashful about saying, 'You know, Mr....
    on Apr 26, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: Politico

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