- ashamed or embarrassed; disconcerted: My clumsiness left me abashed.
exhibiting mental discomfort, ill at ease
- I felt relieved for the character, and slightly abashed for rushing to diagnose her with a mental illness.
- When she came to power in 1978, Britain was a dreary, dreary place: dingy, funereal, abashed, scruffy, feckless.
- No; there I stood, half-astonished, half-abashed while the Marquise continued on her knees and made her silent orisons.
- Yielding to the advice of his friends, he put on it a price the amount of which abashed him.
- The man drew back abashed, perhaps ashamed, for his dark face flushed.
- If possible, be not abashed by one or two errors at the first plunge—swim on till you have confidence.
- His colleague looks abashed, like a schoolboy caught in a naughty act.