shrinking violet

noun

Definition of shrinking violet

:a bashful or retiring person

Examples of shrinking violet in a Sentence

  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

shrinking violet Synonyms

Synonyms
introvert, wallflower
Antonyms
extrovert (also extravert)
Related Words
mouse; cold fish, iceberg, icicle

SHRINKING VIOLET Defined for English Language Learners

shrinking violet

noun

Definition of shrinking violet for English Language Learners

  • : a person who is very shy



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