Abash | A word a day

Abash (verb)

  • Present: abash / abashed
  • Past: abashed
  • Past participle: abashed
  • Gerund or –ing form: abashing

To abash someone is to make them feel embarrassed or confused.

  • Her remarks were harsh enough to abash even her parents.
  • She abashed herself with her foolish remarks.
  • In his attempt to show off his knowledge, he abashed himself.
  • Don’t abash yourself at least when we have guests.

Synonyms: shame, discompose, embarrass.


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