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Synonyms for bashfulˈbæʃ fəl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bashful(adj)

    self-consciously timid

    "I never laughed, being bashful; lowering my head, I looked at the wall"- Ezra Pound

    Synonyms:
    blate

    Antonyms:
    bold, forward

  2. bashful, blate(adj)

    disposed to avoid notice

    "they considered themselves a tough outfit and weren't bashful about letting anybody know it"; (`blate' is a Scottish term for bashful)

    Synonyms:
    blate

    Antonyms:
    bold, forward

Wiktionary

  1. bashful(adjective)

    Synonyms:
    shy

  2. bashful(adjective)

    inclined to avoid notice

    Synonyms:
    shy

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. bashful

    Synonyms:
    modest, diffident, shy, retiring, reserved

    Antonyms:
    bold, impudent, forward, unreserved, pert, conceited, ostentatious, egotistic

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. bashful(a.)

    Synonyms:
    shy, timid, timorous, coy, diffident, sheepish, shamefaced, over-modest, not self-possessed

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

bulrush, shy, embarrassed, timid

Words popularity by usage frequency

rankword
#258reserved
#10026modest
#11163shy
#19227retiring
#20401embarrassed
#33672timid
#74473bashful
#131189bulrush
#165988diffident

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