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BASHFUL
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This clue has been rated as VERY COMMON
We've rated BASHFUL as VERY COMMON as it is a very popular clue with cruciverbalists.

16 July 2021
Last seen in: Evening Standard Easy Crossword

We found 11 answers for the crossword clue 'BASHFUL', the most recent of which was seen in the Evening Standard Easy Crossword.

We've seen this clue in both CRYPTIC and NON-CRYPTIC crossword publications.

We have given BASHFUL a popularity rating of 'Very Common' because it has featured in a numerous crossword publications and has multiple answers.

As well as being a clue we've also seen BASHFUL as an answer itself some 56 times.

BASHFUL is a single word clue made up of 7 letters.

We most recently saw this clue in 'Evening Standard Easy Crossword' on Thursday, 22 July 2021 with the answer being SHY, we also found SHY to be the most popular answer for this clue.

We've seen this clue in the following publications:

Definitions and usage

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  • Disposed to avoid notice; "they considered themselves a tough outfit and weren't bashful about letting anybody know it"; (`blate' is a Scottish term for bashful)
  • Self-consciously timid; "I never laughed, being bashful; lowering my head, I looked at the wall"- Ezra Pound

Crossword Answers

3 Letters

COY
Showing marked and often playful or irritating evasiveness or reluctance to make a definite or committing statement; "a politician coy about his intentions"

SHY
A quick throw; "he gave the ball a shy to the first baseman"

5 Letters

BLATE
Disposed to avoid notice; "they considered themselves a tough outfit and weren't bashful about letting anybody know it"; (`blate' is a Scottish term for bashful)

TIMID
People who are fearful and cautious; "whitewater rafting is not for the timid"

6 Letters

MODEST
Limited in size or scope; "a small business"; "a newspaper with a modest circulation"; "small-scale plans"; "a pocket-size country"

8 Letters

BLUSHING
Having a red face from embarrassment or shame or agitation or emotional upset; "the blushing boy was brought before the Principal"; "her blushful beau"; "was red-faced with anger"

REDDWARF
A small, old, relatively cool star; approximately 100 times the mass of Jupiter

RETIRING
Of a person who has held and relinquished a position or office; "a retiring member of the board"

SHEEPISH
Showing a sense of shame

9 Letters

DIFFIDENT
Lacking self-confidence; "stood in the doorway diffident and abashed"; "problems that call for bold not timid responses"; "a very unsure young man"

13 Letters

SELFCONSCIOUS

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