Synonyms for bashful

Synonyms for (adj) bashful

Synonyms: bashful, blate

Definition: disposed to avoid notice

Usage: they considered themselves a tough outfit and weren't bashful about letting anybody know it; (`blate' is a Scottish term for bashful)

Similar words: backward

Definition: (used of temperament or behavior) marked by a retiring nature

Usage: a backward lover

Synonyms: bashful

Definition: self-consciously timid

Usage: I never laughed, being bashful; lowering my head, I looked at the wall- Ezra Pound

Similar words: timid

Definition: showing fear and lack of confidence

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