Definition of bashfully in US English:



  • See bashful

    • ‘But as Bill praised the service at a ceremony outside The Lowry centre, Katie, who was waiting for her turn to speak, pulled faces and smiled bashfully at the audience.’
    • ‘‘He called me up and asked me to get involved in his new image and design stuff,’ Devangelis says bashfully.’
    • ‘‘I think it's going to be a good film, provided they cut all the scenes with me on the horse,’ he offers bashfully.’
    • ‘Halfpenny's mother, who paid for her daughter's ballet lessons when she was a child, ran onstage to give her a hug but bashfully turned back before the cameras.’
    • ‘‘I feel strongly about that stuff,’ he adds almost bashfully.’