abashed

Feeling abashed is a type of embarrassment. People feel abashed when they're caught in a lie, or make a mistake, or suddenly feel self-conscious for some reason.

Feeling abashed isn't quite as painful as feeling ashamed, but it's close. When you're abashed, you're not feeling confident or strong: you're a little shaken up and taken aback. You feel embarrassed or chagrined. This is a word for a self-conscious, uneasy feeling––think caught with your hand in the cookie jar or your drinking out of the milk carton in the middle of the night.

DEFINITIONS OF: abashed

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adj feeling or caused to feel uneasy and self-conscious

“felt abashed at the extravagant praise”
Synonyms:
chagrined, embarrassed
discomposed
having your composure disturbed
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