ashamed or embarrassed; disconcerted:
My clumsiness left me abashed.
to destroy the self-confidence, poise, or self-possession of; disconcert; make ashamed or embarrassed:
to abash someone by sneering.
When she came to power in 1978, Britain was a dreary, dreary place: dingy, funereal, abashed, scruffy, feckless.
How Margaret Thatcher Transformed British Politics Tunku Varadarajan April 7, 2013
I stood before her abashed, and that was ridiculous, while she measured me as if I presented in myself the woman I took her to be.
The Pool in the Desert Sara Jeanette Duncan
Let ridicule be abashed before the majesty of such characters!
Female Scripture Biographies, Vol. II Francis Augustus Cox
He was a man of few words, naturally diffident of his colloquial powers, and easily confused and abashed.
Mark Hurdlestone Susanna Moodie
It humbled and abashed the man, and made him still more irresolute and uncertain.
Barnaby Rudge Charles Dickens
She laid an abashed cheek on his hands that were still fondling hers.
In the Heart of a Fool William Allen White
It was a situation which might have abashed a bolder ruffian.
The Avenger E. Phillips Oppenheim
Fondling the trembling creature against her cheek, she talked first to him, then to his abashed persecutors.
Maida’s Little Shop Inez Haynes Irwin
The ruler of Tripoli was abashed by this display of American energy and valor.
Harper’s Young People, August 3, 1880 Various
The strong double light revealed her face of abashed delight, although the young man did not understand it.
The Portion of Labor Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
ill at ease, embarrassed, or confused; ashamed
(transitive; usually passive) to cause to feel ill at ease, embarrassed, or confused; make ashamed
“perplex, embarrass,” early 15c., earlier “lose one’s composure, be upset” (late 14c.), from Old French esbaiss-, present stem of esbaer “gape with astonishment,” from es “out” (see ex-) + ba(y)er “to be open, gape,” from Latin *batare “to yawn, gape,” from root *bat, possibly imitative of yawning. Related: Abashed; abashing. Bashful is a 16c. derivative.
to destroy the self-confidence, poise, or self-possession of; disconcert; make ashamed or embarrassed: to abash someone by sneering. Historical Examples Her reticence in that respect, however, did not in the least abash Jesse. The Eddy Clarence L. Cullen It would have been useless; nothing could alter or abash her inherent unmorality. Olive in Italy Moray […]
to destroy the self-confidence, poise, or self-possession of; disconcert; make ashamed or embarrassed: to abash someone by sneering. Historical Examples He will tell you with pride rather than with abashment that he is an empleado—a State dependent. The Philippine Islands John Foreman Crimsoning, Alrek fell from his hill of scorn to the valley of abashment. […]
inability to walk due to a limitation or absence of muscular coordination. abasia a·ba·sia (ə-bā’zhə) n. Inability to walk due to impaired muscular coordination. a·ba’sic (ə-bā’sĭk, -zĭk) or a·bat’ic (ə-bāt’ĭk) adj.
- Abasia trepidans
abasia trepidans abasia trepidans abasia trep·i·dans (trěp’ĭ-dānz’) n. Abasia due to trembling of the legs.
abasia-astasia abasia-astasia n. See astasia-abasia.