shamefaced

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adjective shame·faced \ˈshām-ˌfāst\

Definition of shamefaced

  1. 1 :  showing modesty :  bashful

  2. 2 :  showing shame :  ashamed

shamefacedly

play \-ˌfā-səd-lē, -ˌfāst-lē\ adverb

shamefacedness

play \-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>

Origin and Etymology of shamefaced

alteration of shamefast


First Known Use: 1593


SHAMEFACED Defined for English Language Learners

shamefaced

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adjective shame·faced \ˈshām-ˌfāst\

Definition of shamefaced for English Language Learners

  • : feeling or showing shame


SHAMEFACED Defined for Kids

shamefaced

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adjective shame·faced \ˈshām-ˈfāst\

Definition of shamefaced for Students

  1. :  seeming ashamed



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