"I never laughed, being bashful; lowering my head, I looked at the wall"
disposed to avoid notice;
"they considered themselves a tough outfit and weren't bashful about letting anybody know it"
- The bashful boy was nervous with strangers.
- He suddenly became bashful the minute the girl he liked showed up.
- She is bashful about speaking in public.
- Out with it. Don't be affectedly bashful.
- He because of bashful but low head.