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shrinking violet

noun

Simple Definition of shrinking violet

  • : a person who is very shy

Full Definition of shrinking violet

  1. :  a bashful or retiring person

Examples of shrinking violet

  1. He's no shrinking violet when it comes to competition.

  2. <a reality show that wants shameless exhibitionists, not shrinking violets>



1915

First Known Use of shrinking violet

1915

Rhymes with shrinking violet


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