Definition of shrinkingly in English:

shrinkingly

adverb

  • See shrink

    • ‘There is nothing shrinkingly timid or demurely unobtrusive about the wooden construction that was built on the grounds of the Nassau County Museum of Fine Art.’
    • ‘Unlike so many movie shrinks - especially in comedies - he's not older, bearded. has no German accent and doesn't act shrinkingly.’
    • ‘She was always shrinkingly modest with me, but what was wrong was that in it there was always a sort of fear, in short she thought herself something insignificant beside me, something almost unseemly in fact.’
    • ‘This book was called ‘enormously sensuous, full of the joy and gusto of life, and shrinkingly sensitive, torn with revulsion and disgust.’’
    • ‘Guercino shrinkingly hid his squint in the shadows of his brow in his self-portrait of about 1625, but it is conspicuous in the later portrait by his nephew Benedetto Gennari in the Mahon Collection.’

Pronunciation

shrinkingly

/ˈʃrɪŋkɪŋli/