abash /əˈbaʃ/


I. verb [with obj.] (usu. as adj. abashed)

1. make (someone) feel embarrassed, disconcerted, or ashamed

Harriet looked slightly abashed.
II. derivatives

abashment /əˈbaʃmənt /

– origin Middle English: from Anglo-Norman French abaiss-; compare with Old French esbaiss-, lengthened stem of esbair, from es- ‘utterly’ + bair ‘astound’.

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