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shrinking violet

shrink vi·o·let
S s

Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [shringk vahy-uh-lit]
    • /ʃrɪŋk ˈvaɪ ə lɪt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [shringk vahy-uh-lit]
    • /ʃrɪŋk ˈvaɪ ə lɪt/

Definitions of shrinking violet words

  • noun shrinking violet a shy, modest, or self-effacing person. 1
  • noun shrinking violet shy person 1
  • noun shrinking violet a shy person 0
  • noun shrinking violet a very shy or unassuming person 0

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Origin of shrinking violet

First appearance:

before 1925
One of the 11% newest English words
First recorded in 1925-30

Historical Comparancy

Parts of speech for Shrinking violet

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

shrinking violet popularity

This term is known only to a narrow circle of people with rare knowledge. Only 27% of English native speakers know the meaning of this word.
According to our data about 63% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

shrinking violet usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for shrinking violet

noun shrinking violet

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