What is another word for abashed?

Pronunciation: [ɐbˈaʃt] (IPA)

Abashed is a word that conveys a sense of embarrassment or shame. There are several synonyms for the word "abashed", including "ashamed", "humiliated", "chagrined", "mortified", and "disconcerted". Each of these words describes a feeling of being overwhelmed by a sense of shame or embarrassment. They can be used interchangeably with "abashed" depending on the context of the sentence. For example, if someone is caught in a lie, they might feel "disconcerted" or "humiliated" rather than "abashed". Similarly, if someone has made a mistake in front of others, they might feel "ashamed" or "chagrined".

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What are the hypernyms for Abashed?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the opposite words for abashed?

Abashed is an adjective that means embarrassed, ashamed or guilty. Its antonyms are words that convey confidence, pride or self-assuredness. Some of the antonyms for abashed are bold, confident, self-assured, assertive, unashamed, unabashed, fearless, and brazen. Bold means showing courage or confidence. Confident means having faith in oneself or one's abilities. Self-assured means feeling confident and in control of oneself. Unashamed means not feeling guilty or embarrassed. Unabashed means not ashamed, disconcerted or apologetic. Fearless means feeling no fear, courageous or daring. Brazen means being bold and without shame. Thus, using antonyms for abashed can help to reflect the opposite emotions and attitude.

What are the antonyms for Abashed?

Usage examples for Abashed

The deputy was plainly abashed.
"The Crisis, Volume 6"
Winston Churchill
Defoe was not the man to be abashed by his own popularity.
"Daniel Defoe"
William Minto
Oliver dropped his hand and looked somewhat abashed.
"The Rough Road"
William John Locke

Famous quotes with Abashed

  • Without feeling abashed by my ignorance, I confess that I am absolutely unable to say. In the absence of an appearance of learning, my answer has at least one merit, that of perfect sincerity.
    Jean Henri Fabre
  • Immensely grateful, touched, proud, astonished, abashed.
    Boris Pasternak
  • Without feeling abashed by my ignorance, I confess that I am absolutely unable to say. In the absence of an appearance of learning, my answer has at least one merit, that of perfect sincerity.
    Jean Henri Fabre
  • This Earl of Oxford, making of his low obeisance to Queen Elizabeth, happened to let a Fart, at which he was so abashed and ashamed that he went to Travel [for] 7 years. On his return the Queen welcomed him home, and said, 'My Lord, I had forgot the Fart'.
    Edward de Vere
  • Mahomet made the people believe that he would call a hill to him, and from the top of it offer up his prayers for the observers of his law. The people assembled. Mahomet called the hill to come to him, again and again; and when the hill stood still he was never a whit abashed, but said, "If the hill will not come to Mahomet, Mahomet will go to the hill."
    Francis Bacon

Word of the Day

Gnashed
Synonyms:
clinched, gnarly, knobbed, knotted, knotty, clenched, gnarled.