shamefaced

adjective shame·faced \ ˈshām-ˌfāst \
|Updated on: 15 Jul 2018

Definition of shamefaced

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

shamefacedly

play \ˈshām-ˌfā-səd-lē, -ˌfāst-lē\ adverb

shamefacedness

play \ˈshām-ˌfā-səd-nəs, -ˌfās(t)-nəs\ noun

Examples of shamefaced in a Sentence

  1. He stood there, looking shamefaced.

  2. the newspaper offered a shamefaced apology for having published photographs that were later exposed as fakes

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Origin and Etymology of shamefaced

alteration of shamefast


SHAMEFACED Defined for English Language Learners

shamefaced

Definition of shamefaced for English Language Learners

  • : feeling or showing shame


SHAMEFACED Defined for Kids

shamefaced

adjective shame·faced \ ˈshām-ˈfāst \

Definition of shamefaced for Students

: seeming ashamed


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