Synonyms of bashful


1. bashful, timid (vs. bold)

usage: self-consciously timid; "I never laughed, being bashful; lowering my head, I looked at the wall"- Ezra Pound

2. bashful, blate, backward (vs. forward)

usage: disposed to avoid notice; "they considered themselves a tough outfit and weren't bashful about letting anybody know it"; (`blate' is a Scottish term for bashful)

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Definition and meaning of bashful (Dictionary)