[ US /əˈbæʃt/ ]
[ UK /ɐbˈæʃt/ ]
  1. feeling or caused to feel ill at ease or self-conscious or ashamed
    felt abashed at the extravagant praise
    chagrined at the poor sales of his book
    was embarrassed by her child's tantrums
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How To Use abashed In A Sentence

  • Sparing us all the obligatory arguments about Ford “defining the American West” with his sweeping, desolate camera shots and Wayne’s anabashedly American Americanness, there’s just no denying that Ford and Wayne — tag team partners on more than 20 films — are simply one of the most prolific duos in celluloid history. Top 10 Actor / Director Tandems In Movie History | Best Week Ever
  • Music has always had a tendency to glance back over its shoulder at the past, but the last few years has seen an unabashed spate of revivalism, from 60s garage rock posturing to the soi-disant Electro Clash phenomenon.
  • The highlight of President Bush’s European tour may well be his visit on Sunday to this tiny country, one of the few places left where he can bask in unabashed pro-American sentiment without a protester in sight. Someone Likes Him
  • More homegrown products to enjoy include the legendary heroes of Lucha Libre: those uniquely Mexican wrestling creations who shifted their considerable weight from the lucha ring to the silver screen, and the accompanying lobby cards for their unabashedly shlocky movies are quite often classics. The lurid artistry of the Mexican lobby card
  • ‘Funnily enough, yes, I am,’ he answered, not at all abashed by my question.
  • An unabashed populist and publicity seeker he is one of their key fundraisers and fixers.
  • Amazed and abashed she stole back to her chamber.
  • I've written before of an earlier generation of MPs who were unabashed propagandists for Stalin, and there is an inglorious tradition of Labour MPs who serve the propaganda interests of despotism.
  • But in that typically unabashed and upfront Californian way - though she was actually born in Phoenix, Arizona - she refuses to be coy about the band's bacchanalian excesses.
  • Critics say it is the product of unabashed and unjustifiable price gouging. Times, Sunday Times
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