shrinking violet


shrinking violet

noun

: a person who is very shy

Full Definition of SHRINKING VIOLET

:  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>

First Known Use of SHRINKING VIOLET

1915

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