shamefacedness


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.shamefacedness - feeling embarrassed about yourself
embarrassment - the shame you feel when your inadequacy or guilt is made public
Translations

shamefacedness

[ˈʃeɪmfeɪstnɪs] Nvergüenza f, pena f (LAm)

shamefacedness

nBetretenheit f

shamefacedness

[ˈʃeɪmˌfeɪstɪdnɪs] n (see adj) → aria vergognosa, timidezza
References in classic literature ?
Mademoiselle Cormon, from a sense of shamefacedness, dared not look at the terrible seducer.
Thereafter, with a return to shamefacedness and confusion, he passed suddenly to the statement that a man ought to conduct himself properly; that, should he not do so, it might be taken as a sign that he was in some way overindulging himself; and that evil tendencies of this sort led to the man's ruin and degradation.
Did you not from your a far country carry off a lovely woman wedded among a people of warriors--to bring sorrow upon your father, your city, and your whole country, but joy to your enemies, and hang-dog shamefacedness to yourself?