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shamefaced

shamefaced

3 definitions found
 for shamefaced
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Shamefaced \Shame"faced`\, a. [For shamefast; AS. scamfaest. See
     Shame, n., and Fast firm.]
     Easily confused or put out of countenance; diffident;
     bashful; modest.
     [1913 Webster]
  
           Your shamefaced virtue shunned the people's prise.
                                                    --Dryden.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     Note: Shamefaced was once shamefast, shamefacedness was
           shamefastness, like steadfast and steadfastness; but
           the ordinary manifestations of shame being by the face,
           have brought it to its present orthography. --Trench.
           [1913 Webster] -- Shame"faced, adv. --
           Shame"faced`ness, n.
           [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

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

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  56 Moby Thesaurus words for "shamefaced":
     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