What does the word bashful mean?

    Part of speech: adverb

  • Bashfully.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • Bashfulness.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Shrinking from notice; shy; timid.

Usage examples for 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 by Kate Dickinson Sweetser
  2. The Major still bashful. – Ten Girls from History by 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 by Sewell Ford
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