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Definition of the verb abash
What does abash mean as a doing word?
verb - inflections: abashed | abashing | abashes
- cause to be embarrassed; cause to feel self-conscious
- examples: The bad news will abash him | The good news will abash her
Syntactic formula Example for the syntactic formula [Cause] [Verb] The clown amused [Cause] [Verb] [Experiencer] The clown amused the children [Cause] [Verb] [Experiencer] [Adjective] That movie bored me silly [Cause] [Verb] [Experiencer] with [Oblique] The clown amused the children with his antics [Cause, genitive]'s [Oblique] [Verb] [Experiencer] The clown's antics amused the children [Experiencer - being] [Verb] [Adverb] Little children amuse easily
Verbs of Psychological State (with the same syntax): affect, afflict, affront, aggravate, aggrieve, agitate, agonize, alarm, alienate, amaze, amuse, anger, annoy, antagonize, appall, appease, arouse, assuage, astonish, astound, awe, baffle, befuddle, beguile, bewilder, bewitch, boggle, bore, bother, bug, calm, captivate, chagrin, charm, cheer, chill, comfort, concern, confound, confuse, console, content, convince, cow, crush, cut, daunt, daze, dazzle, deject, delight, demolish, demoralize, depress, devastate, disappoint, disarm, discombobulate, discomfit, discompose, disconcert, discourage, disgrace, disgruntle, disgust, dishearten, disillusion, dismay, dispirit, displease, disquiet, dissatisfy, distract, distress, disturb, divert, dumbfound, elate, electrify, embarrass, embolden, enchant, encourage, enervate, engage, engross, enlighten, enliven, enrage, enrapture, entertain, enthrall, enthuse, entice, entrance, exasperate, excite, exhaust, exhilarate, fascinate, fatigue, faze, flabbergast, flatter, floor, fluster, frighten, frustrate, gall, galvanize, gladden, gratify, grieve, harass, harm, haunt, hearten, horrify, humble, humiliate, hurt, hypnotize, impair, impress, incense, inflame, infuriate, inspire, insult, interest, intimidate, intoxicate, intrigue, invigorate, irk, irritate, jade, jar, jollify, jolt, lull, madden, menace, mesmerize, miff, molest, mollify, mortify, move, muddle, mystify, nauseate, nettle, numb, obsess, occupy, offend, outrage, overawe, overwhelm, pacify, pain, peeve, perplex, perturb, pester, pique, placate, plague, please, preoccupy, provoke, puzzle, quench, rankle, ravish, reassure, recharge, refresh, rejuvenate, relax, relieve, repel, repulse, revitalize, revolt, rile, roil, ruffle, sadden, satiate, satisfy, scandalize, scare, shake, shame, shock, sicken, sober, solace, soothe, spellbind, spook, stagger, startle, stimulate, sting, stir, strike, stump, stun, stupefy, surprise, tantalize, taunt, tease, tempt, terrify, terrorize, threaten, thrill, throw, tickle, tire, titillate, torment, torture, touch, transfix, transport, trouble, try, unnerve, unsettle, uplift, upset, vex, weary, worry, wound, wow.
- lexical domain: Emotions - verbs of feeling
- synonym of abash: embarrass
- more generic terms: discomfit / discompose / disconcert / hit a nerve / touch a nerve / untune / upset = cause to lose one's composure
- more specific terms: disconcert / confuse / put off / flurry = cause to feel embarrassment
Alternative definition of the verb abash
- [transitive] To make ashamed; to embarrass; to destroy the self-possession of; to confuse or confound, as by exciting suddenly a consciousness of guilt, mistake, or inferiority; to put to shame; to disconcert; to discomfit.
- synonym: confuse
- [intransitive] [obsolete] To lose self-possession; to become ashamed.
- synonym: confound
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Bashful, easily abashed, comes from the verb to abuse. Abash is an intensive of abase, and signifies a thorough self-abasement. Abase, from the French abat' sser, to bring down or make low, expresses the strongest degree of self- humiliation.
The Travels of Marco Polo (2014)
by L. F. Benedetto
Here is told of the province of dhash, namely of Middle India You must know that Abash is a very large province and constitutes Middle India. You must also know that the chief King of all this province is a Christian. All the other Kings of the ...
An Abridgment of the American Gazetteer ... To which is annexed an accurate table of all the post offices in the United States ... Abridged by the author (1798)
by Jedidiah Morse
ss\/ ABASH is a beautiful navigable river, of the N.W. 'Territory, which runs'a S. &V. and southern course, and empties into the Ohio, by a mouth 270 yards wide,in lar .
The Black Diamond (1908)
Neither the Chicago, Indiana & Southern or the Vt/abash is a competing line with the St. Paul in the territory in question; they are simply connecting lines. And one of them is the necessary link in the through route demanded by the complainant ...
drawn from the best writers by George Crabb
Abash is an intensive of abase, signifying to abase thoroughly in spirit ; confound and confuse are derived from different parts of the same Latin verb confundo, and its participle confusus. Confundo is compounded of con and / undo to pour ...
English synonyms explained (1844)
with copious illustrations and examples, drawn from the best writers by George Crabb
Abash Is an Intensive of abase, signifying to abase thoroughly in spirit ; confound and confuse are derived from different parts of the same Latin verb eon f undo, and its participle confusus. Confundo is compounded of eon and j 'undo to pour ...
by Samuel Johnson, Robert Gordon Latham
[Abash is an adoption of the Fr. esbahir, as sounded in the greater number of the inflections, esbahissons, esbahissais, esbahissant. In order to convert the word thus inflected into English it was natural to curtail merely the terminations ons, ais ...
A Library of Universal Knowledge and an Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language ...
ABASH, v. 11-brisk' OF. esbahir, to set agape, to confound: Wall. esbawi, to aston1sh—from bawi, to look at with open mouth]: to put to confusion from an strong emotion; to confuse with guilt; to make asham . ABAsrr'r1~:o, imp. ABABED, pp.
Comprising the Twofold Advantage of a Philosophical and an Alphabetical Arrangement, with Appropriate Engravings by Edward Smedley, Hugh James Rose, Henry John Rose
ABASH', v. \ The past tense and past part. Abash'ment. ) of Abase was anciently written Abeisit, Abayschid; whence the word Abash appears to be formed : and is applied to the feelings of those who are abased, depressed, disgraced.
by Hensleigh Wedgwood
To Abash. Originally, to put to confusion from any strong emotion, whether of fear, of wonder, shame, or admiration, but restricted in modern times to the effect of shame. Abash is an adoption of the Fr. esbahir, as sounded in the greater number ...
by Nathan Bailey
To ABASH' [ejbakir, F. to affrighten] to make aihamed, or confound . B ABASH ABASH'MENT, Astonishment, a being put into Confusion. ABAS'SI, a Coin. A N ...
I. Efïk and English, II. English and Efïk by Hugh Goldie
Abash', v. tr.
by Louisa Pansegrouw
tint, varnish discoloured by bruise livid discoloured like silver tarnished discoloured spot stain discomfit abash, addle, chagrin, confound, confuse, conquer, defeat, demoralise, discompose, disconcert, discountenance, disorient, disturb, drip, ...
Encyclopaedia Metropolitana; Or, Universal Dictionary of Knowledge on an Original Plan Comprising the Twofold Advantage of a Philosophical and an Alphabetical Arrangement, with Appropriate Engravings Edited by Edward Smedley, Hugh James Rose, Henry John Rose (1845)
Miscellaneous and lexicographical, vol. 1
ABASH. ABASSl. M ABATE',v. A.S.Beatan,tobeat. Thewordex- Asarsmen'r, in Heraldry, some figure introduced W...
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