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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