shrinking violet

noun

Definition of shrinking violet

  1. :  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 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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