kaunīgs

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Latvian[edit]

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From kauns (shame) +‎ -īgs.

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kaunīgs (def. kaunīgais, comp. kaunīgāks, sup. viskaunīgākais; adv. kaunīgi)

  1. timid, shy, bashful (feeling uncomfortable, not at ease, especially in social contacts)
    viņa ir laba un glīta meitene, tikai pārāk kaunīga — she is a good and pretty girl, but only too shy, timid
  2. timid, shy (expressing feelings of shiness)
    kaunīgs smaids, skatienstimid smile, look
    kaunīga atbildetimid answer
  3. (about animals) shy, timid, skittish (easily scared or startled)
    stirnas te bieži nāk, tādas slaidas, kaunīgas un klusas — deer often come here, slender, timid, and silent

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