Definition of bashful adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

bashful

 adjective
adjective
NAmE//ˈbæʃfl//
 
 
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shy and easily embarrassed He was too bashful to talk about sex.
NAmE//ˈbæʃfəli//
 
adverb She smiled bashfully.
bashfulness
 
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noun [uncountable]
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