I. verb — [with obj.] (usu. as adj. abashed) 1. make (someone) feel embarrassed, disconcerted, or ashamed • Harriet looked slightly abashed.
II. derivatives abashment /əˈbaʃmənt / noun
– origin Middle English: from Anglo-Norman French abaiss-; compare with Old French esbaiss-, lengthened stem of esbair, from es- ‘utterly’ + bair ‘astound’.