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English definition of “bashful”

bashful

adjective uk   /ˈbæʃ.fəl/ us  
often feeling uncomfortable with other people and easily embarrassed: She gave a bashful smile as he complimented her on her work.
Synonym
Shy and modestAnxious and worried
bashfully
adverb uk   /-i/ us  
Shy and modestAnxious and worried
bashfulness
noun [U] uk   /-nəs/ us  
Shy and modestAnxious and worried
(Definition of bashful from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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