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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bashfulness  \Bash"ful*ness\,  n. 
  The  quality  of  being  bashful. 
 
  Syn:  {Bashfulness},  {Modesty},  {Diffidence},  {Shyness}. 
 
  Usage:  Modesty  arises  from  a  low  estimate  of  ourselves 
  bashfulness  is  an  abashment  or  agitation  of  the 
  spirits  at  coming  into  contact  with  others  diffidence 
  is  produced  by  an  undue  degree  of  self-distrust; 
  shyness  usually  arises  from  an  excessive 
  self-consciousness,  and  a  painful  impression  that 
  every  one  is  looking  at  us  Modesty  of  deportment  is 
  becoming  at  all  bashfulness  often  gives  rise  to 
  mistakes  and  blundering;  diffidence  is  society 
  frequently  makes  a  man  a  burden  to  himself;  shyness 
  usually  produces  a  reserve  or  distance  which  is  often 
  mistaken  for  haughtiness. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bashfulness 
  n  :  feeling  embarrassed  due  to  modesty  [syn:  {abashment}] 




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