shamefaced

adjective
shame·faced | \ˈshām-ˌfāst \

Definition of shamefaced 

1 : showing modesty : bashful

2 : showing shame : ashamed

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Other Words from shamefaced

shamefacedly \ˈshām-ˌfā-səd-lē, -ˌfāst-lē \ adverb
shamefacedness \ˈshām-ˌfā-səd-nəs, -ˌfās(t)-nəs \ noun

Synonyms & Antonyms for shamefaced

Synonyms

ashamed, guilty, shamed

Antonyms

shameless, unashamed

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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

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His Memoirs contain only a single, shamefaced mention of this wife’s name. Benjamin Kunkel, The New Republic, "The partisan world of Pablo Neruda," 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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shamefaced

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of shamefaced

: feeling or showing shame

shamefaced

adjective
shame·faced | \ˈshām-ˈfāst \

Kids Definition of shamefaced

: seeming ashamed

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