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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [uh-basht]
    • /əˈbæʃt/
    • /əˈbæʃt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [uh-basht]
    • /əˈbæʃt/

Definitions of abashed word

  • adjective abashed If you are abashed, you feel embarrassed and ashamed. 3
  • adjective abashed ill at ease, embarrassed, or confused; ashamed 3
  • adjective abashed ashamed or embarrassed; disconcerted: My clumsiness left me abashed. 1
  • verb with object abashed to destroy the self-confidence, poise, or self-possession of; disconcert; make ashamed or embarrassed: to abash someone by sneering. 1
  • noun abashed Embarrassed, disconcerted, or ashamed. 1
  • verb abashed simple past tense and past participle of abash. 0

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Origin of abashed

First appearance:

before 1300
One of the 15% oldest English words
Middle English word dating back to 1300-50; See origin at abash, -ed2

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Parts of speech for Abashed


abashed popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 85% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for abashed

adj abashed

  • discombobulated — to confuse or disconcert; upset; frustrate: The speaker was completely discombobulated by the hecklers.
  • bewildered — If you are bewildered, you are very confused and cannot understand something or decide what you should do.
  • confounded — bewildered; confused
  • humiliated — to cause (a person) a painful loss of pride, self-respect, or dignity; mortify.
  • confused — If you are confused, you do not know exactly what is happening or what to do.

adjective abashed

  • dismayed — to break down the courage of completely, as by sudden danger or trouble; dishearten thoroughly; daunt: The surprise attack dismayed the enemy.
  • embarrassed — Feeling or showing embarrassment.
  • discomposed — Simple past tense and past participle of discompose.

Antonyms for abashed

adj abashed

  • understanding — mental process of a person who comprehends; comprehension; personal interpretation: My understanding of the word does not agree with yours.
  • composed — If someone is composed, they are calm and able to control their feelings.
  • clear — Something that is clear is easy to understand, see, or hear.
  • orientedthe Orient, the countries of Asia, especially East Asia. (formerly) the countries to the E of the Mediterranean.
  • at ease — If you are at ease, you are feeling confident and relaxed, and are able to talk to people without feeling nervous or anxious. If you put someone at their ease, you make them feel at ease.

adjective abashed

  • unabashed — not ashamed, disconcerted, or apologetic; boldly certain of one's position.

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