shamefaced

adjective
shame·​faced | \ ˈshām-ˌfāst How to pronounce shamefaced (audio) \

Definition of shamefaced

1 : showing modesty : bashful
2 : showing shame : ashamed

Other Words from shamefaced

shamefacedly \ ˈshām-​ˌfā-​səd-​lē How to pronounce shamefaced (audio) , -​ˌfāst-​lē \ adverb
shamefacedness \ ˈshām-​ˌfā-​səd-​nəs How to pronounce shamefaced (audio) , -​ˌfās(t)-​nəs \ noun

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Examples of shamefaced in a Sentence

He stood there, looking shamefaced. the newspaper offered a shamefaced apology for having published photographs that were later exposed as fakes
Recent Examples on the Web His Memoirs contain only a single, shamefaced mention of this wife’s name. Benjamin Kunkel, The New Republic, 2 July 2018

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First Known Use of shamefaced

1593, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for shamefaced

alteration of shamefast

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The first known use of shamefaced was in 1593

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“Shamefaced.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/shamefaced. Accessed 2 Jul. 2022.

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shamefaced

adjective
shame·​faced | \ ˈshām-ˈfāst How to pronounce shamefaced (audio) \

Kids Definition of shamefaced

: seeming ashamed

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