shamefaced


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shame·faced

 (shām′fāst′)
adj.
1. Indicative of shame; ashamed: a shamefaced explanation.
2. Extremely modest or shy; bashful.

[By folk etymology from obsolete shamefast, bashful, ashamed, from Middle English, from Old English sceamfæst : sceamu, shame + fæst, fixed; see fast1.]

shame′fac′ed·ly (-fā′sĭd-lē) adv.
shame′fac′ed·ness n.

shamefaced

(ˈʃeɪmˌfeɪst)
adj
1. bashful or modest
2. showing a sense of shame
[C16: alteration of earlier shamefast, from Old English sceamfaest; see shame, fast1]
shamefacedly adv
shameˈfacedness n

shame•faced

(ˈʃeɪmˌfeɪst)

adj.
1. feeling or showing shame: shamefaced apologies.
2. modest or bashful.
[1545–55; alter. of archaic shamefast by folk etym., Middle English schamfast orig., modest, Old English sc(e)amfaest]
shame•fac•ed•ly (ˌʃeɪmˈfeɪ sɪd li, ˈʃeɪmˌfeɪst li) adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.shamefaced - extremely modest or shy; "cheerfully bearing reproaches but shamefaced at praise"- H.O.Taylor
modest - not offensive to sexual mores in conduct or appearance
2.shamefaced - showing a sense of shame
ashamed - feeling shame or guilt or embarrassment or remorse; "are you ashamed for having lied?"; "felt ashamed of my torn coat"
3.shamefaced - showing a sense of guilt; "a guilty look"; "the hangdog and shamefaced air of the retreating enemy"- Eric Linklater
ashamed - feeling shame or guilt or embarrassment or remorse; "are you ashamed for having lied?"; "felt ashamed of my torn coat"

shamefaced

adjective embarrassed, humiliated, ashamed, red-faced, chagrined, mortified, sheepish, contrite, discomfited, remorseful, abashed, conscience-stricken There was a long silence and my father looked shamefaced.
Translations
مُسْتَحٍ، يبدو الخَجَل عَلَيْهِ
zahanbený
flovskamfuld
skömmustulegur

shamefaced

[ˈʃeɪmfeɪst] ADJavergonzado, apenado (LAm)

shamefaced

[ˌʃeɪmˈfeɪst] adjhonteux/euse, penaud(e)

shamefaced

adj, shamefacedly
advbetreten

shamefaced

[ˈʃeɪmˌfeɪst] adj (ashamed) → tutto/a vergognoso/a; (confused) → confuso/a, timido/a

shame

(ʃeim) noun
1. (often with at) an unpleasant feeling caused by awareness of guilt, fault, foolishness or failure. I was full of shame at my rudeness; He felt no shame at his behaviour.
2. dishonour or disgrace. The news that he had accepted bribes brought shame on his whole family.
3. (with a) a cause of disgrace or a matter for blame. It's a shame to treat a child so cruelly.
4. (with a) a pity. What a shame that he didn't get the job!
verb
1. (often with into) to force or persuade to do something by making ashamed. He was shamed into paying his share.
2. to cause to have a feeling of shame. His cowardice shamed his parents.
ˈshameful adjective
disgraceful. shameful behaviour.
ˈshamefully adverb
ˈshamefulness noun
ˈshameless adjective
1. without shame; blatant. a shameless liar; shameless deception.
2. not modest. a shameless woman.
ˈshamelessly adverb
ˈshamelessness noun
ˈshamefaced adjective
showing shame or embarrassment. He was very shamefaced about his mistake.
put to shame
to make feel ashamed of something or to make seem to be of poor quality by showing greater excellence. Your beautiful drawing puts me/mine to shame.
to my/his etc shame
it is a cause of shame to me, him etc that. To my shame, my daughter always beats me at chess.
References in classic literature ?
Telemachus took a whole loaf from the bread-basket, with as much meat as he could hold in his two hands, and said to Eumaeus, "Take this to the stranger, and tell him to go the round of the suitors, and beg from them; a beggar must not be shamefaced.
It is perhaps the last instance of a Pretender's adventure for a Crown that History will have to record with the usual grave moral disapproval tinged by a shamefaced regret for the departing romance.
If he, as he said, `forgot himself' and swore before grandmother, he went about depressed and shamefaced all day.
But I understood: there was a quiver of something different in her voice, not abrupt, harsh and unyielding as before, but something soft and shamefaced, so shamefaced that I suddenly felt ashamed and guilty.
White rabbits went loping about the place, and occasionally came and sniffed at our shoes and shins; a fawn, with a red ribbon on its neck, walked up and examined us fearlessly; rare breeds of chickens and doves begged for crumbs, and a poor old tailless raven hopped about with a humble, shamefaced mein which said, "Please do not notice my exposure--think how you would feel in my circumstances, and be charitable.
A little shamefaced girl lisped, "Mary had a little lamb," etc.
Now, in a shamefaced way, to hide her brimming eyes, she put her head down on the young shoulder beside her, saying, "It was hard, Rebecca
Then when they looked shamefaced and answered never a word, he went on, in a soft voice,
The girls in the department noticed his shamefaced way, and they very soon discovered his trick of standing with his back to the street.
The hairs tied in the knot hurt Pierre and there were lines of pain on his face and a shamefaced smile.
Nancy gave a shamefaced smile and rubbed her own eyes vigorously.
Levin, guilty and shamefaced, but pacified, went back to his hotel.