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someone who is shy, hesitant, or afraid to have a voice in social situations.
"try not to be a shrinking violet at the gathering tonight,
everyone there will be casual and no one will bite!"
by Polo March 22, 2007
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A person(typically female) who shys away from any sort of confrontation. Typically, this person will not stand up for themselves or anything else. Opposite of bold, brash, or confident.
Lucy was no shrinking violet, she told it like she saw it.
by Crashmeek February 12, 2019
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