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>

1915

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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