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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Remains on sidelines at social event; Perennial of southern Europe having clusters of fragrant flowers of all colors especially yellow and orange; Any of numerous plants of the genus Erysimum having fragrant yellow or orange or brownish flowers.

Usage examples (32)
  • The man in Washington who can not dance is a "wallflower" -- that is, he never leaves the wall.
  • I became a writer because I had a wallpaper personality (or do I mean "wallflower"?).
  • They are usually perceived as the "wallflower," and often do not get deeply engaged in life.
  • Do they generally fall under the "wallflower" category, suffering from lack of self-confidence? for more
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