abashed

adjective

Definition of abashed 

: made to feel uncomfortable, disconcerted, or embarrassed by something that has happened or been done or said I stood back, abashed, wondering what I'd done wrong …— Paula Fox

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Privacy concerns cause abashed feeling in Silicon Valley Zuckerberg's potential retort comes after Apple's Cook made comments at the end of March in an interview with Recode's Kara Swisher and MSNBC's Chris Hayes. Chris Ciaccia, Fox News, "Mark Zuckerberg's notes photographed, show he was ready to punch at Apple if Congress pushed him," 11 Apr. 2018 And, many know how to deliver home truths in a way that will elicit abashed agreement rather than anger. Cathie Anderson, sacbee, "How a new type of broker aims to save black families | The Sacramento Bee," 9 Mar. 2018 Their reactions varied, from unimpressed to abashed and pained — all of them uncomfortable. Cara Buckley, New York Times, "After Globes, Women Declare Success. But What About the Men?," 8 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of abashed

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for abashed

Middle English abasshed, from past participle of abaissen, abaschen "to abash"

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