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SHRINKING VIOLET

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does shrinking violet mean? 

SHRINKING VIOLET (noun)
  The noun SHRINKING VIOLET has 1 sense:

1. someone who shrinks from familiarity with others

  Familiarity information: SHRINKING VIOLET used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SHRINKING VIOLET (noun)


Sense 1shrinking violet [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Someone who shrinks from familiarity with others

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

shrinking violet; shy person

Hypernyms ("shrinking violet" is a kind of...):

coward (a person who shows fear or timidity)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "shrinking violet"):

wallflower (remains on sidelines at social event)


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