verecund

verecund

[ver-i-kuhnd]
adjective Archaic.
bashful; modest.

Origin:
1540–50; < Latin verēcundus, equivalent to verē() to fear + -cundus adj. suffix

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verecund (ˈvɛrɪˌkʌnd)
 
adj
rare shy or modest
 
[C16: from Latin verēcundus diffident, from verērī to fear]

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