mauvaise honte love

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  • noun False modesty; bashfulness; shyness.

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  • noun Bashfulness, shyness.

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From French mauvaise honte.

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  • Bashfulness; from the French - "bad shame"

    Encountered in an English gothic novel, The Monk, by Matthew Gregory Lewis.

    October 25, 2009