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Dictionary Definition

shamefaced adj
1 extremely modest or shy; "cheerfully bearing reproaches but shamefaced at praise"- H.O.Taylor
2 showing a sense of shame [syn: sheepish]
3 showing a sense of guilt; "a guilty look"; "the hangdog and shamefaced air of the retreating enemy"- Eric Linklater [syn: guilty, hangdog, shamed]

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English

Etymology

alteration of the now archaic shamefast

Adjective

shamefaced
  1. bashful, showing modesty or embarrassment
  2. ashamed, displaying shame, especially by blushing in the face.

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Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

abashed, ashamed, bashful, blushing, chagrined, chapfallen, chastened, confused, conscience-smitten, conscience-stricken, conscious, coy, crestfallen, crushed, demure, diffident, discomfited, embarrassed, full of remorse, hangdog, humbled, humiliated, inarticulate, meek, modest, mortified, mousy, out of countenance, red-faced, regretful, remorseful, repining, rueful, self-accusing, self-condemning, self-conscious, self-convicting, self-debasing, self-effacing, self-flagellating, self-humiliating, self-punishing, self-reproaching, shamed, shamefast, shameful, sheepish, shy, skittish, sorry, stammering, timid, timorous, uncomfortable, unhappy about, wistful
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