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abash

a·bash

abash

 
pronunciation:
baesh
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: abashes, abashing, abashed
definition: to cause to feel embarrassed, uneasy, or ashamed.
He was abashed by his drunken behavior of the night before.One disapproving glance from her father was enough to abash her.
antonyms:
embolden, encourage
similar words:
embarrass, put to shame, shame, wither
derivations: abashed (adj.), abashedly (adv.), abashedness (n.), abashment (n.)