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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bashful  \Bash"ful\,  a.  [See  {Bash}.] 
  1.  Abashed;  daunted;  dismayed.  [Obs.] 
 
  2.  Very  modest,  or  modest  excess;  constitutionally  disposed 
  to  shrink  from  public  notice;  indicating  extreme  or 
  excessive  modesty;  shy;  as  a  bashful  person,  action 
  expression. 
 
  Syn:  Diffident;  retiring;  reserved;  shamefaced;  sheepish. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bashful 
  adj  1:  self-consciously  timid;  "I  never  laughed,  being  bashful; 
  lowering  my  head,  I  looked  at  the  wall"-  Ezra  Pound 
  2:  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)  [syn:  {blate}] 




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