Definition of mauvaise honte in English:

mauvaise honte

noun

  • False shame or modesty.

Origin

Early 18th century; earliest use found in Mary Wortley Montagu (bap. 1689, d. 1762), writer. From French mauvaise honte from mauvaise, feminine of mauvais bad + honte shame.

Pronunciation

mauvaise honte

/məʊˈveɪz ˈɒ̃t/