Abash

Definition of Abash

A`bash´   Pronunciation: å`băsh´
v. t.1.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.
[imp. & p. p. Abashed (å*băsht"); p. pr. & vb. n. Abashing.]
Abashed, the devil stood,
And felt how awful goodness is.
- Milton.
He was a man whom no check could abash.
- Macaulay.
Satan stood
Awhile as mute, confounded what to say.
- Milton.

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