abashed

[ uh-basht ]
/ əˈbæʃt /

adjective

ashamed or embarrassed; disconcerted: My clumsiness left me abashed.

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Origin of abashed

Middle English word dating back to 1300–50; see origin at abash, -ed2

OTHER WORDS FROM abashed

a·bash·ed·ly [uh-bash-id-lee] /əˈbæʃ ɪd li/, adverba·bash·ed·ness, nounun·a·bashed, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for abashedly

  • "It's a lonesome place, for certain," apologised Raidler abashedly.

  • “Abby Atkins don't have any cookies 'cause her father's out of work,” said Ellen, abashedly.

    The Portion of Labor|Mary E. Wilkins Freeman

British Dictionary definitions for abashedly

abashed
/ (əˈbæʃt) /

adjective

ill at ease, embarrassed, or confused; ashamed

Derived forms of abashed

abashedly, noun
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