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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.
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Adv.1.shamefacedly - in a shamefaced manner; "quarrels and dissensions ensued among the cast, most of whom hurriedly and shamefacedly handed over their parts to understudies"


[ˈʃeɪmfeɪsɪdlɪ] ADVcon vergüenza, apenadamente (LAm)


[ˈʃeɪmˌfeɪsɪdlɪ] adv (see adj) → vergognosamente, timidamente
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Day after day through a cold streak of heavens as bare and poor as the inside of a rifled safe a rayless and despoiled sun would slink shamefacedly, without pomp or show, to hide in haste under the waters.
You know I don't understand about it," said she, dropping her eyes shamefacedly.
Shamefacedly the three left the apartment to search for O-Tar's dagger.
I suppose you know what I've come about," she said, a little shamefacedly.
He hesi- tated, then said shamefacedly, 'They don't want him to go.
It is difficult to imagine the depth of embarrassment and havoc at the HQ of the Italian team when Vettel's last outing in Japan shamefacedly collapsed as the victim of a faulty, minor-cost spark plug in their Au7 million (Dh33.
He said: "I think when you get Facebook shamefacedly having to admit they took $100,000 from Russian interests that were spreading fake news, that could have distorted the presidential election to such a degree that it had a different outcome, for them to hold their hands up and say we believe in free expression, "this is nothing to do with us guv", is not good enough.
On Tuesday morning he confessed, shamefacedly, he was glad the decision about whether to attend had been taken out of his hands.
Guston gets a little bit closer to what it would be like to be the maudlin, self-regarding, self-loathing politician--to be not gleefully but shamefacedly evil, and to plan and plot without any clear goal.
And the BJP shamefacedly had to admit it to be an election time 'jumla' that became a "Galey-ki-haddi" for the party.
shamefacedly he let his fingers steal into his pocket and touch the bottle nestling there--the tiny bottle which he had filled with holy water as he passed a Roman church.
Included in the silly shows we shamefacedly patronize are programs that crudely and blatantly appeal to our unselective readiness to get scared out of our skulls by fears and terrors that almost always turn out to be-childish 'daymares' with no real danger to them.