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] Compare French ébahissement.

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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), page 2
  2. ^ Lesley Brown (editor), The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, 5th edition (Oxford University Press, 2003 [1933], →ISBN), page 2