bashful

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Etymology[edit]

Aphesis of abashed +‎ -ful (full of).

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  • IPA(key): [ˈbʰæʃfəɫ], [ˈbʰæʃfʊɫ]

Adjective[edit]

bashful (comparative more bashful, superlative most bashful)

  1. (Can we clean up(+) this sense?) inclined to avoid notice
  2. reserved; disinclined to familiar approach.

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