[ uh-basht ]
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  1. ashamed or embarrassed; disconcerted: My clumsiness left me abashed.

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/, adverb
  • a·bash·ed·ness, noun
  • un·a·bashed, adjective

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How to use abashed in a sentence

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

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

British Dictionary definitions for abashed


/ (əˈbæʃt) /

  1. ill at ease, embarrassed, or confused; ashamed

Derived forms of abashed

  • abashedly, noun

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