Thesaurus

shrinking violets

noun
plural of shrinking violet

Synonyms & Antonyms of shrinking violets

a shy or reserved person
  • a reality show that wants shameless exhibitionists, not shrinking violets

Synonyms for shrinking violets

Words Related to shrinking violets

Antonyms for shrinking violets

See the Dictionary Definition 

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about shrinking violets

Cite this Entry

“Shrinking violets.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/shrinking%20violets. Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

Comments on shrinking violets

What made you want to look up shrinking violets? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Original Meanings Quiz

  • rembrandt painting a young scholar and his tutor
  • Which of the following is the earliest known sense of the word awe?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Syn City

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!