Neither of 靦腆's components semantically appertains to bashfulness.

p 924, ABC Chinese–English Comprehensive Dictionary (2003). I can't access the "slightly revised through July 2005" ed.

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CUHK for 靦 doesn't expound. Please see Yellowbridge below. "behold" is the polar opposite of bashfulness. If you're bashful, you spurn being beheld!

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Similarly, if you're bashful, you won't be "protruding" yourself! CUHK failed to write an etymology for 腆. I screenshot Yellowbridge.

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