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  • s  self-consciously timid; lowering my head, I looked at the wall"- Ezra Pound
    I never laughed, being bashful
  • s  disposed to avoid notice; (`blate' is a Scottish term for bashful)
    they considered themselves a tough outfit and weren't bashful about letting anybody know it

  • Why so bashful? Science finds something complex--and cunning--behind the curtain.
  • One other thing about those Clinton events yesterday: The woman is not at all bashful about stealing from her rivals.
  • Naturally M'Toto was modest and bashful.
News & Articles


  • Kobe Bryant in Press-Enterprise
    I would never be bashful; you know that,Bryant said, smiling. "I get those again, I'm foaming at the mouth."
  • Michael Mukasey in Charlotte Observer
    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.
  • Barack Obama in Politico
    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....

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