Made to feel uneasy or uncomfortable by something shown, said, or done; embarrassed; disconcerted.


The abashed Buba pushed his suitcase back beside the bed, and Mam looked at her watch. It was high time to leave if they were not to miss their hookup with Doctor Barton. (Context: Mam and Bruno visited Buba in his dormitory room and discovered the inhumane conditions he suffered. Source: J∙ Okram - The Mystery of the Rammed Key.)

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Julion Okram's Word Explainer is a concise dictionary of uncommon, less standard and expert words appearing in mystery thrillers and science fiction adventures. It contains little-known or fictional geographical names, scientific terms, slang, professional jargons, archaisms, dialects, neologisms, composite expressions, etc⋅. Find word definitions, alternative meanings, occasional notes about etymology and stems, and story-related contextual remarks. The entire vocabulary is searchable online. Readers wishing to go offline or have a printed reference at hand can download this full glossary as a wordbook in PDF format.