shamefaced

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shame·faced

adjective \ˈshām-ˌfāst\

: feeling or showing shame

Full Definition of SHAMEFACED

1
:  showing modesty :  bashful
2
:  showing shame :  ashamed
shame·faced·ly \-ˌfā-səd-lē, -ˌfāst-lē\ adverb
shame·faced·ness \-ˌfā-səd-nəs, -ˌfās(t)-nəs\ noun

Examples of SHAMEFACED

  1. He stood there, looking shamefaced.
  2. <the newspaper offered a shamefaced apology for having published photographs that were later exposed as fakes>

Origin of SHAMEFACED

alteration of shamefast
First Known Use: 1593

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