abashment

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English abaishment, from Middle French abaissement (astonishment) alteration of esbaissement, from esbaiss + -ment.[1]

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Noun[edit]

abashment (countable and uncountable, plural abashments)

  1. The state of being abashed; embarrassment from shame. [First attested from 1350 to 1470.][2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Philip Babcock Gove (editor), Webster's Third International Dictionary of the English Language, Unabridged (G. & C. Merriam Co., 1976 [1909], ISBN 0-87779-101-5), page 2
  2. ^ “abashment” in Lesley Brown, editor-in-chief; William R. Trumble and Angus Stevenson, editors, The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary on Historical Principles, 5th edition, Oxford; New York, N.Y.: Oxford University Press, 2002, ISBN 978-0-19-860457-0, page 2.