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I feel like you have to tell people who you are, but you don't have to be disrespectful about it. But you also don't have to be a shrinking violet.
Keke Palmer

Meaning of "shrinking violet" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF SHRINKING VIOLET

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WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SHRINKING VIOLET

shrinal
shrine
shrinelike
shrink
shrink fit
shrink wrap
shrink-wrap
shrink-wrapped
shrink-wrapping
shrinkable
shrinkage
shrinker
shrinking
shrinkingly
shrinkpack
shritch
shrive
shrivel
shrivelled
shrivelling

WORDS THAT END LIKE SHRINKING VIOLET

African violet
cabriolet
cacolet
Colet
crystal violet
dame´s violet
dog violet
dogtooth violet
epistolet
flageolet
gentian violet
Parma violet
piolet
pistolet
sweet violet
triolet
ultraviolet
violet
visual violet
volet

Synonyms and antonyms of shrinking violet in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «shrinking violet» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SHRINKING VIOLET

Find out the translation of shrinking violet to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of shrinking violet from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «shrinking violet» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

畏首畏尾
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

tímida
570 millions of speakers

English

shrinking violet
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

सिकुड़ बैंगनी
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

تقلص البنفسجي
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

сокращается фиолетовый
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

encolhendo violeta
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

মুখচোরা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

mauviette
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Menyusut ungu
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Mauerblümchen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

縮小バイオレット
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

축소 바이올렛
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Nyuda ungu
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

thu hẹp tím
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

சுருக்கம் ஊதா
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

संकुचित गर्द जांभळा रंग
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

küçülen Menekşe
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

mammoletta
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

kurczy fiolet
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

скорочується фіолетовий
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

în scădere violet
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

συρρίκνωση βιολετί
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

krimpende violet
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

viol
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

krympende fiolett
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of shrinking violet

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SHRINKING VIOLET»

The term «shrinking violet» is regularly used and occupies the 66.346 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SHRINKING VIOLET» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about shrinking violet

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QUOTES WITH «SHRINKING VIOLET»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word shrinking violet.
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Keke Palmer
I feel like you have to tell people who you are, but you don't have to be disrespectful about it. But you also don't have to be a shrinking violet.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SHRINKING VIOLET»

Discover the use of shrinking violet in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to shrinking violet and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Shrinking Violet
High school senior Teresa Adams is so painfully shy that she dreads speaking to anyone in the hallways or getting called on in class.
Danielle Joseph, 2009
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Shrinking Violet
Violet, who is very shy and hates for anyone to look at her in school, finally comes out of her shell when she is cast as Lady Space in a play about the solar system and saves the production from disaster. 12,500 first printing.
‎2001
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Shrinking Violet
She never wants to shrink again... Bt then Granny is accused of stealing, and tiny Violet might just be the only one who can catch the thief. The first book in a fantastically funny new series!
Lou Kuenzler, 2012
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Shrinking Violet Definitely Needs a Dog
Violet is desperate for a dog, but she's not allowed one.
Lou Kuenzler, 2013
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Shrinking Violet
One of the brilliant titles in Jean Ure’s acclaimed series of humorous, delightful and poignant stories written in the form of diaries and letters which make them immediately accessible to children.
Jean Ure, 2013
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Shrinking Violet is Totally Famous
The third book in this hilarious new series - with lovely illustrations throughout.
Lou Kuenzler, 2013
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The Flower Power Collection: Passion Flower, Shrinking ...
In three separate stories, Violet deals with being a twin and having a pen pal, Stephanie worries that her mom and dad are going to break up, and Jenny tries to lose weight after her father nicknames her "Plumpkin."
Jean Ure, 2006
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13 Gifts
Wendy Mass turns to another magical birthday: 13!
Wendy Mass, 2011
9
Influential Superheroes of All Time: Shrinking Violet
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.
Elizabeth Dummel, 2012
10
Shrinking Violet
Leah, a landscape designer, inherited her love of gardening from her eccentric aunt.
Tricia McGill, 2005

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SHRINKING VIOLET»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term shrinking violet is used in the context of the following news items.
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The Shrinking Violet off to Hollywood
Earlier this year, Elora Harre, known to her Facebook followers as the Shrinking Violet, bravely bared her baggy skin on Campbell Live. Ms Harre has lost weight ... «3News NZ, May 15»
2
That's a wrap: detox and drop a few inches with the Shrinking Violet
During the Shrinking Violet experience at Talise Spa in Dubai's Madinat Jumeirah, that moment came as I was being tightly wrapped in yards of basic cling film ... «The National, May 15»
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Phoebe Waller-Bridge: Don't allow yourself to be a shrinking violet
On the rare occurrence that a director has a weird idea, I've always feared there is a thin line between being an actor who has a suggestion, and a crazy, ... «The Stage, Mar 15»
4
The Shrinking Violet's sagging skin battle
She's launched her own Facebook page – The Shrinking Violet – which now ... Her skin will never naturally shrink to a comfortable size; it's "just sort of too far ... «3News NZ, Feb 15»
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Never a shrinking violet, political gadfly Frank Conaway did it his way
Never a shrinking violet, political gadfly Frank Conaway did it his way. An appreciation of an "unknockable" politician and shrewd businessman who didn't give ... «Baltimore Brew, Feb 15»
6
Christchurch woman's battle with excess skin after weight loss
Christchurch's "shrinking violet" is calling on her legion of followers to rally against the Canterbury District Health Board's refusal to remove excess skin resulting ... «Marlborough Express, Feb 15»
7
Lucy Turnbull: Malcolm's right-hand woman
... her great-grandfather's footsteps and became the first woman to be the deputy lord mayor of Sydney in 1999, she told The Sun-Herald: "I'm no shrinking violet. «Sydney Morning Herald, Feb 15»
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Mike Tate says he won't be a 'shrinking violet' in final months as …
Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chairman Mike Tate pledged Thursday that he won't be a "shrinking violet" during his final six months leading the state party. «Madison.com, Jan 15»
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Well-traveled Shrinking Violet takes Monrovia
Shrinking Violet has run eight races at as many racetracks across North America in the last 18 months. Regardless of where she appears, she is a threat to win a ... «Daily Racing Form, Jan 15»
10
GOP Ohio House freshman Becker is no shrinking violet
Request to buy this photo Chris Russell | Dispatch State Rep. John Becker has taken controversial public stances, most recently on high-profile police shootings, ... «Columbus Dispatch, Dec 14»

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« EDUCALINGO. Shrinking violet [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/shrinking-violet>. Jul 2020 ».
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