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LatvianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From kauns(shame) +‎ -īgs.

AdjectiveEdit

kaunīgs (def. kaunīgais, comp. kaunīgāks, sup. viskaunīgākais; adv. kaunīgi)

  1. timid, shy, bashful (feeling uncomfortable, not at ease, especially in social contacts)
    viņa ir laba un glīta meitene, tikai pārāk kaunīga‎ ― she is a good and pretty girl, but only too shy, timid
  2. timid, shy (expressing feelings of shiness)
    kaunīgs smaids, skatiens‎ ― timid smile, look
    kaunīga atbilde‎ ― timid answer
  3. (about animals) shy, timid, skittish (easily scared or startled)
    stirnas te bieži nāk, tādas slaidas, kaunīgas un klusas‎ ― deer often come here, slender, timid, and silent

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