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Meaning of SHAMEFACED

Pronunciation:  'sheym`feyst

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  showing a sense of guilt; "a guilty look"; "the hangdog and shamefaced air of the retreating enemy"- Eric Linklater
  2. [adj]  showing a sense of shame
  3. [adj]  extremely modest or shy; "cheerfully bearing reproaches but shamefaced at praise"- H.O.Taylor
 

SHAMEFACED is a 10 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: ashamed(p), guilty, hangdog, modest, shamed, sheepish
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Shame"faced`\, a. [For shamefast; AS. scamf[ae]st.
See {Shame}, n., and {Fast} firm.]
Easily confused or put out of countenance; diffident;
bashful; modest.

      Your shamefaced virtue shunned the people's prise.
                                               --Dryden.

Note: Shamefaced was once shamefast, shamefacedness was
      shamefastness, like steadfast and steadfastness; but
      the ordinary manifestations of shame being by the face,
      have brought it to its present orthography. --Trench.
      -- {Shame"faced}, adv. -- {Shame"faced`ness}, n.

 

 

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