bashful

Part of speech: adverb

Bashfully.

Part of speech: noun

Bashfulness.

Part of speech: adjective

Shrinking from notice; shy; timid.

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Usage examples "bashful":

  1. On the second day of their acquaintance she writes, Well, here comes the glory, the Major, so bashful, so famous; I at first thought him cross and proud, but I was mistaken. - "Ten Girls from History", Kate Dickinson Sweetser.
  2. The Major still bashful. - "Ten Girls from History", Kate Dickinson Sweetser.
  3. I was sittin' there starin' across the table, tryin' to size up this leather- faced old party with the bashful ways and the simple look in his steady eyes. - "Shorty McCabe on the Job", Sewell Ford.