abashed

[uh-basht]
adjective
ashamed or embarrassed; disconcerted: My clumsiness left me abashed.

Origin:
1300–50; Middle English; see abash, -ed2

abashedly [uh-bash-id-lee] , adverb
abashedness, noun
unabashed, adjective
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abash

[uh-bash]
verb (used with object)
to destroy the self-confidence, poise, or self-possession of; disconcert; make ashamed or embarrassed: to abash someone by sneering.

Origin:
1275–1325; Middle English abaishen < dialectal Old French abacher, Old French abaissier to put down, bring low (see abase), perhaps conflated with Anglo-French abaiss-, long stem of abair, Old French esba(h)ir to gape, marvel, amaze (es- ex-1 + -ba(h)ir, alteration of baer to open wide, gape < Vulgar Latin *batāre; cf. bay2, bay3)

abashment, noun


shame, discompose, embarrass.
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abash (əˈbæʃ)
 
vb
(tr; usually passive) to cause to feel ill at ease, embarrassed, or confused; make ashamed
 
[C14: via Norman French from Old French esbair to be astonished, from es- out + bair to gape, yawn]
 
a'bashment
 
n

abashed (əˈbæʃt)
 
adj
ill at ease, embarrassed, or confused; ashamed
 
a'bashedly
 
n

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abash
c.1300, from O.Fr. esbaiss-, stem of esbaer "gape with astonishment," from es "out" + ba(y)er "to be open, gape," from L. *batare "to yawn, gape," from root *bat, possibly imitative of yawning. Bashful is a 16c. derivative.
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Example sentences
Even the police seem a bit abashed by the whole thing.
The abashed worker returned the traditional gesture.
My guest ate heartily but seemed abashed and defensive.
They are rarely shy about their accomplishments or abashed about their
  patriotism.
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