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ˈbæʃ 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


    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)


    bold, forward


  1. bashful(adjective)

    inclined to avoid notice


  2. bashful(adjective)


Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. bashful

    modest, diffident, shy, retiring, reserved

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. bashful(a.)

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    bulrush, shy, embarrassed, timid

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