Abashed daunted dismayed
- disposed to prevent notice
- self-consciously fearful
- Abashed; daunted; dismayed.
- extremely modest, or moderate extra; constitutionally disposed to shrink from community notice; showing severe or exorbitant modesty; timid; because, a bashful individual, action, phrase.
1540s, with -ful + baishen "become filled with consternation or dismay" (mid-14c.), from Old French baissier "bring straight down, humiliate" (see abash). A silly case with this suffix attached to a verbal stem in the passive feeling. Related: Bashfully; bashfulness (1530s).
(a.) Abashed; daunted; dismayed.
- (a.) Very moderate, or moderate excess; constitutionally disposed to shrink from public notice; indicating severe or excessive modesty; bashful; as, a bashful individual, activity, expression.
Bagration called to him, and Tushin, raising three fingers to his cap with a bashful and awkward gesture not at all like a military salute but like a priest's benediction, approached the general.