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
Related formsa·bash·ed·ly [uh-bash-id-lee] /əˈbæʃ ɪd li/, adverba·bash·ed·ness, nounun·a·bashed, adjective
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Historical Examples of 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



ill at ease, embarrassed, or confused; ashamed
Derived Formsabashedly, noun
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