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Synonyms for bashful
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

    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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. bashful(a)

    Synonyms:
    over-modest, diffident, coy, shamefaced, sheepish, retiring

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    bulrush, shy, embarrassed, timid

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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

How to use bashful in a sentence?

  1. Mike Pompeo:

    We have not been remotely bashful.

  2. Gary Cohn:

    We had an interesting nucleus of people when I was in Trump White House -- the initial team. We were not bashful. It was a group that was willing to tell the President what he needed to know, whether he wanted to hear it or not.

  3. Oliver Goldsmith:

    The dancing pair that simply sought renown,By holding out to tire each other downThe swain mistrustless of his smutted face,While secret laughter titter'd round the placeThe bashful virgin's side-long looks of love,The matrons glance that would those looks reproveThese were thy charms, sweet village sports like these,With sweet succession, taught e'en toil to pleaseThese were thy bowers their cheerful influence shed,These were thy charms -- but all these charms are fled.

  4. Chief Executive Bryan Stockton:

    We may have been a little bashful to push on the creative side, we need to push ourselves a little further, let ourselves be a little freer, a little less formulaic.


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