Abaseth vs Abasheth - What's the difference?
As verbs the difference between abaseth and abasheth
is that abaseth
) while abasheth
(archaic) To lower physically or depress; to stoop; to throw or cast down; as, to abase the eye.
To lower, as in rank, office, condition in life, so as to hurt feelings or cause pain; to depress; to humiliate; to humble; to degrade.
- "Saying so, he abased his lance''." - ''
(obsolete) To lower in value, in particular as altering the content of alloys in coins.
- "Whosoever exalteth himself shall be abased'' ." - ''Luke 14:11
To make ashamed; to embarrass; to destroy the self-possession of, as by exciting suddenly a consciousness of guilt, mistake, or inferiority; to disconcert; to discomfit.
(obsolete) To lose self-possession; to become ashamed.
- "He was a man whom no check could abash ." – .
* Of abash, confuse, confound: Abash' is a stronger word than '''confuse''', but not so strong as ' confound .
** We are abashed'' when struck either with sudden shame or with a humbling sense of inferiority; as, Peter was ''abashed'' by the look of his Master. So a modest youth is ''abashed in the presence of those who are greatly his superiors.
** We are confused'' when, from some unexpected or startling occurrence, we lose clearness of thought and self-possession. Thus, a witness is often ''confused'' by a severe cross-examination; a timid person is apt to be ''confused in entering a room full of strangers.
** We are confounded'' when our minds are overwhelmed, as it were, by something wholly unexpected, amazing, dreadful, etc., so that we have nothing to say. Thus, a criminal is usually ''confounded at the discovery of his guilt.
*::* Satan stood Awhile as mute, confounded what to say. – John Milton
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