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English definition of “bashful”

bashful

adjective     /ˈbæʃ.fəl/
often feeling uncomfortable with other people and easily embarrassed: She gave a bashful smile as he complimented her on her work. → Synonym shy adjectiveShy and modestAnxious and worried bashfully     /-i/ adverb Shy and modestAnxious and worried bashfulness     /-nəs/ noun [U] Shy and modestAnxious and worried
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