Definition of abashed adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//əˈbæʃt//
; NAmE NAmE//əˈbæʃt//
[not before noun] Embarrassment
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embarrassed and ashamed because of something that you have done He glanced at Juliet accusingly and she looked suitably abashed. opposite unabashed See related entries: Embarrassment Word OriginMiddle English: from Anglo-Norman French abaiss-; compare with Old French esbaiss-, lengthened stem of esbair, from es- ‘utterly’ + bair ‘astound’ + -ed.
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